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Basketball Guards lead the charge down the court. Guards often call the plays and direct the rest of the team. Guard greats included Jordan, Magic, Gervin, Robertson and Stockton.

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Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman won an Olympic silver medal at 18 and was the first woman to play in a men's professional league. She entered the Hall of Fame in 1996 and is one of the most respected women's basketball commentators.


The Ultimate Michael Jordan Quiz

 The Ultimate Michael Jordan Quiz

Test your knowledge of His Airness with our Michael Jordan quiz and let HowStuffWorks tell if you can 'Be Like Mike' or not. See more »

Bill Sharman

 Bill Sharman

Bill Sharman was the first NBA player to make 50 consecutive free throws. Read more about Bill Sharman and his automatic one-hand shot. See more »

Oscar Robertson

 Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson's best season was 1963-1964, when he averaged 31.4 points and won the NBA MVP Award. Read more about Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson. See more »

Earl Monroe

 Earl Monroe

Earl Monroe was 1968 NBA Rookie of the Year and an integral part of the New York Knicks' 1973 championship team. Read about 'Earl the Pearl' Monroe. See more »

Nancy Lieberman

 Nancy Lieberman

Nancy Lieberman won an Olympic silver medal at 18 and was the first woman to play in a men's professional league. Read about Nancy Lieberman's career. See more »

Pete Maravich

 Pete Maravich

When Pete Maravich was at the top of his game he was smoking out an outrageous 50-points a night. Read more about the rise and fall of Pete Maravich. See more »

Tom Gola

 Tom Gola

Tom Gola set an NCAA career rebounding record (2,201) that has never been matched. Learn more this five-time NBA All-Star and his career averages. See more »

Magic Johnson

 Magic Johnson

Magic Johnson claimed three Most Valuable Player Awards and five championship rings during his outstanding career. Read about Magic and his totals. See more »

Hal Greer

 Hal Greer

Hal Greer appeared in 10 All-Star Games and was MVP of the 1968 game after scoring a record 19 points in one quarter. Read about this Hall of Famer. See more »

 Sam Jones

Sam Jones averaged 17.7 points and won 10 championships in a dozen seasons with the Boston Celtics. Get details about Sam Jones's averages and scores. See more »