This list is about point guards, but let’s start with something former point guard Mark Jackson said about center Joakim Noah over the weekend: “He raises the stakes for any team he’s on.” Jackson is getting at the fundamental quality of everyone on this list. One of the scariest things that anyone can do is give something their absolute everything. That’s what players like Noah, and the others on this list, do. They raise the stakes because you have to be willing to reveal your weaknesses and faults to match their unalloyed intensity. These are the players that instigate and inspire. These are The Most Fearless Point Guards in NBA History.