The 25 Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

10. David Thompson

Career stats: 22.1 PPG 3.8 RPG 3.2 APG 0.9 SPG
Career accomplishments: 5x All-Star, 2x All-NBA, Member of the Hall of Fame
Team(s): Nuggets, Sonics
Highlights

David Thompson was Michael Jordan's favorite player and introduced MJ into the Hall of Fame. With that being said, Thompson would've been more well known if it weren't for his substance abuse problem. One of his famous quotes is, "I had the ability to be one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game and I blew it." Little does he know that he is one of the greats.

This man helped usher in a new era of shooting guards. Thompson was as explosive as they come, seemingly dunking whenever he felt like it. But don't assume he was just a dunker, he was also able to score from anywhere, making him one of the more dangerous wing players of his generation. If it weren't for his addiction to booger sugar or his wrangled knee at the hands of a flight of Studio 54 steps, who knows where "The Skywalker" would've been placed in history.

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