Great Basketball Players

Great Basketball Guards

Nancy Lieberman
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Nancy Lieberman earned
the name "Lady Magic."

Whether racking up points from beyond the three-point line or directing the flow of the team's offense, guards play a vital role in any team's strategy, and the great basketball guards showcased here go above and beyond the call of duty. From the innovative ball-handling of Bob Cousy, who pioneered such stunts as the behind-the-back dribble and twice-around pass, to the unmatched athleticism of Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest basketball player ever to play the game, each of these guards is a legend in his or her own right.

To find out more about these incredible players, check out the links below. Each page is packed with information, statistics, and team data, as well as photos. When you've learned all there is to know about the NBA's and NCAA's greatest guards of all time, continue on to the next page, and take a look at the game's fantastic forwards.

Nate Archibald
Dave BingAustin Carr
Bob Cousy
Bob Davies
Clyde Drexler
Walt Frazier
George Gervin
Tom Gola
Hal Greer
Magic Johnson
Sam Jones
Michael Jordan
Nancy Lieberman
Pete Maravich
Earl Monroe
Oscar Robertson
Bill Sharman
John Stockton
Isiah Thomas
David Thompson
Jerry West
Lenny Wilkens