So I know I said I was going to write about my Fave 5 TV Shows this season, but something in the Suns-Jazz game forced me to change gears. Both Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy listed their top 5 active point guards, and both left Jason Kidd off the list.
That got me thinking about who I’d actually put in my top 5. And this isn’t a true Fave 5, since these aren’t actually my favorites, but my top 5 overall (my true Fave 5 would be Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Daniel Gibson, Jason Terry and Raymond Felton).
5. Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets
Some people, like my friend Lisa, think he’s not accomplished enough and not durable enough, but I don’t care about that. What I know is this. He’s averaging 17 PPG, 8.5 APG and 4.7 RPG for his career. The only other guys to do that over their first 3 seasons are Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson, who were pretty damn good
4. Deron Williams, Utah Jazz
Some people might have him higher, based solely on what he did in the conference finals last season. But Amare Stoudemire had a huge series against the Spurs a few years back and really, it was just one huge series. Now, D-Will (and he needs a better nickname), dishes the ball nicely, but still turns it over too much for my tastes.
3. Jason Kidd, New Jersey Nets
Ya know the biggest problem in the Eastern Conference? J-Kidd, who doesn’t have too many years left, is the only PG from the East on my list here. But you can’t leave him out of the top 5 just because the Nets are bad. He’s got 93 career triple-doubles, and he’s averaging nearly a triple-double this season. And if the Nets had kept K-Mart, maybe they wouldn’t be starting the black hole that is Jason Collins, and maybe the Nets would be better.
2. Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Now, I’ve written about how I hate him before -- in fact, I do it annually on my birthday (which is also his birthday) -- but I can’t deny the skills. Parker is already a 3-time champion, and has one of the sweetest handles in the league. But he’s still a douche. Plus, there’s a “report” that he’s cheating on his super-hot wife with an even hotter model. What the hell is that about?
1. Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
I don’t know why I don’t like Nash, I just don’t. Maybe it’s because he’s the only two-time MVP who’s never been to the Finals (and his window to erase that distinction is closing). Maybe it’s because he plays about as much defense as I do. But he’s led the top scoring offense in the league for most of this decade -- both in Dallas and Phoenix -- and he’s putting up crazy assist numbers. He just makes the game more exciting to watch.