Rajon Rondo recently declared himself the best point guard in the NBA, a designation with which future Hall of Fame floor general Jason Kidd agreed. Rondo went farther, announcing his intentions to retire as the greatest point guard in Celtics history. That would be no small accomplishment for a franchise whose annals include Bob Cousy, K.C. Jones, Jo Jo White and Dennis Johnson.
Disagreement over the point guard rankings has created a debate as to whether the Nets’ combo of Deron Williams and Joe Johnson or the Lakers’ duo of Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant is the best backcourt in the NBA. Things started to get a little ridiculous when Mario Chalmers stated that believes he is in the “front end” of the top 10. All the while, everybody just keeps forgetting about Tony Parker.
With NBA training camp just a month away, the debate rages on. Little or nothing is likely to be settled, of course, since every fan’s definition of what makes a great point guard is different. But here is an attempt to maintain sanity and make it clear that Chalmers belongs nowhere near the top 10.
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