Official Top Ten List of the Greatest Point Guards in NBA History

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Every NBA fan has a favorite point guard. While it varies from team to team, in general the point guard’s job is to handle the ball, set up the offense, distribute the ball, and defensively shut down the opposing team’s primary ball handler. They should score their fair share of point as well. Over the NBA’s long and celebrated history there have been many great point guards. Some led their teams to titles. All of them made an impact on the game.

10) Gary Payton – Known to teammates and fans alike as “The Glove”, Gary Payton is the only point guard to win the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award. He played 13 years with the Seattle SuperSonics and holds the franchise records for points, assists, and steals. He guided the SuperSonics to the NBA finals in 1996. He was a nine-time NBA All Star and was selected…

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