Having a strong point guard on any NBA team is a vital part of any team. They ensure the ball is secured and that it gets passed to the players on the team who are in the best position to make a basket. They must also listen to their coach and know all the plays of their team.

As point guards are sometimes compared to a quarterback in American football it’s safe to judge that they are important. Many players have trained hard to be in the position, but only a few have really stood out. Here are the top ten point guards in the game of basketball -not merely on a yearly basis- but of all time.