In the third installment of this series, we will examine the top 10 shooting guards in basketball history.
In the first two installments, point guards and centers were debated. As with those two positions, the shooting guards are graded on a multitude of factors, including winning, statistics, awards and defensive prowess.
Unlike the first two positions, shooting guards are a lot easier to assess. Point guards are the most difficult position to judge due to the amount of responsibilities they possess, and centers are slightly easier since their teams are typically built around them and their success is directly connected to them. Shooting guards typically are asked to score, and score often. What separates the good from the great includes what else they do well.
For instance, Vince Carter is a tremendous scorer. However, he does not make this list because his defense is laughable at best. And even though Reggie Miller is also defensively challenged, his ability to score in the clutch separates him from Carter.
So, without further ado, I present the top 10 point guards of all time.