It's a list of the all-time 10 best point guards. Here's the list;
In that order. I don't care about the order of the list, or even who's on the list. There's 35+ names that could be on that list. But out of those 10 that these "experts" chose, 3 of them are currently playing. Albeit it's a Payton far past his prime, and a Kidd who's getting old, but it's still relevant.
- Magic Johnson
- Oscar Robertson
- Isaiah Thomas
- John Stockton
- Bob Cousy
- Walt Frazier
- Jason Kidd
- Tiny Archibald
- Steve Nash
- Gary Payton
I hear the argument that the NBA is so dilluted and not as fundamentally sound. That it's just not good basketball. I've heard that from all types of people, league officials, former players, media, and your average fan. It seems to be an almost exclusive opinion.
But if it's true that today's game is so horrible, how can 3 of the best PGs ever be playing in the 2006 Playoffs? Is it that the people who made up the list are just favoring the current players because it's who they've seen the most of? Or is it a different problem? Does today's league have some of the best players in the history of the game playing in it, while still having some of the worst talent ever taking the same floor?
I don't know, just made me wonder.