It is often opined that as the game evolves, players evolve and are better on average than those of yesteryear. This largely remains true, but again only on average, as some players from “back in the day” hold their place in history pretty well.
Shooting guards are – as their name implies – expected to be shooters, and more importantly scorers. In fact, as the game shifted away from post play, shooting guards have been primarily the top scorers for many teams.
As was the case in the 25 Greatest Point Guards list, their contributions as a shooting guard specifically are factored in primarily, with their overall skill level as a player taken into consideration on a secondary level and finally statistical contribution is the tertiary factor. Here are the 25 Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History ranked: