Don’t you just love it when a multimillion dollar athlete let’s a lot of hype get to his head and he says things that aren’t necessarily true? Well, that is the case with Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers.
In a recent article, Chalmers went on record to say that he’s definitely a Top-10 point guard in the NBA and he doesn’t think that Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is the best point guard in the NBA.
I agree with Chalmers’ assessment of Rondo, however, I’m not so sure I believe him when he says he’s a Top-10 NBA point guard.
When I think of NBA point guards, first I think of the standouts. That’s usually Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose, Los Angeles Clippers Chris Paul, Brooklyn Nets’ Deron Williams, San Antonio Spurs’ Tony Parker, Rondo, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, Los Angeles Lakers Steve Nash, Washington Wizards John Wall, Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Ricky Rubio, Memphis Grizzlies’ Mike Conley, and even Milwaukee Bucks’ Brandon Jennings.
There are still guys out there like Sacramento Kings’ Tyreke Evans and Golden State Warriors Stephen Curry.
All in all, Chalmers might crack the Top-20 list, but there’s no way right now in this stage of his career that he’s a Top-10 point guard. Yes he may have just won a ring with the Heat, but if you watch the fourth quarter or most quarters in their games, LeBron James or Dwayne Wade are usually the two players dribbling the ball down the court, not Chalmers.
Maybe Chalmers has a huge season coming up in October, but for now he’ll still be known as a role player to the “Big three” of the Heat.