Friday, August 2nd, 2013 at 2:05 pm  |  45 responses

John Wall Says He’s the Best Point Guard in the NBA (VIDEO)

According to John Wall, he’s not only one of the NBA’s highest-paid floor generals, but the very best. During an appearance today on the Dan Patrick Show, Wall ranked himself above all other point guards in the L (previously, the 22-year old has said that his goal is to become the greatest point guard ever.) Per Beyond the Buzzer: “Alright, John. Where do you rank among NBA point guards? Wall: ‘Me?’ Where do you rank, yeah? Wall: ‘I rank myself the best.’ Number 1? Wall: ‘Yeah, I rank myself the best.’ Are you basing that on past accomplishments or are you basing it on what you think you can do in the future? Wall: ‘Just basing it on what I can do in the future … I feel like I always can improve. There’s a lot of talented point guards out there, but I feel like I can hold my own.’”

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  • Feez_22

    I like confidence but goddamnit wall. Too much talking for you this summer.

    BTW, people who liked the “confidence” from rose in the rose>lebron thing better not say a negative word here lol. Just saying… the distance between wall and rose is actually closer than the distance between rose and lebron in terms of player but ya… goddamit wall go out and play.

    I really don’t like the talking because if you can’t cash that cheque, your words come back to bite you.

  • Markus437

    If your a competitive athlete, you should never admit that someone’s better than you and always strive to be the best

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i don’t think Wall understands the difference between What he is Today, and what he can Potentially become.

  • bike

    Reminds me of those times he said his game had improved substantially based on his summer league play.

    Dude, you got your max $$ now go show the world you earned it by actions, not words.

  • spit hot fiyah

    well he is getting payed as if he is the best

  • mike

    haha , he lied twice in the video, he is the best point guard, and he threw that ball and caught it …..

  • spit hot fiyah

    yeah that was so fake

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    …in his mind. Which is okay and expected. Just like Kobe’s probably the best player in the league still…in his mind. Everyone else knows different but they use it to push themselves. All good.

  • Beez Kneezy

    Oooh. You think Chalmers is ready for Wall to come after his belt?

  • Lexluther312

    Someone like D. Rose, who is the youngest MVP ever, is allowed to make that claim, because in reality when healthy he is a top 5 player in the league; that MVP carries a lot of weight. Players who have yet to make an All-Star team need to keep their mouths shut; what has John Wall done in the NBA except fail to make his team better and make commercials? He had a great second half of last season? Congratulations, let’s throw a party. I’m a DC native and I can’t stand all the slurping of this guy. Overpaid strictly on potential.
    I’d love to hear some of the arguments to combat the statements I just made.

  • Birdman

    A parrot can talk.

  • Nathan Shane Long

    John Wall is really feeling himself after getting the worst contract so far this summer

  • robb

    The kid’s still too excited.

  • Evan Boland

    It seems like all PG’s believe themselves to be the best.

  • GetOuttaHereBro

    John Wall is may NOT be a better point guard than LeBron, who is indeed better than Kobe

  • GetOuttaHereBrother

    He probably NOT a better a point guard than LeBron, who is better than Kobe

  • Yep

    Bro, Wall is probably one of top PG’s easily with Rose, Rondo, LeBron, CP3

  • RipCity

    i agree the best pg in the league statement is foolish but he was worth the max. its a pg league now, if they lost wall in ufa they would have eric maynor or someone like that manning the point and be below the bobcats next year

  • anon

    Makes sense — he just signed for $80 mil. If I hit a jackpot like that, I’d be on such a high that time and space would mean nothing to me too. Past, Present and Future would all transform into one golden moment of neverending swag.

  • thebossman15

    kobe is the best in the league still..not one dude in the l whos ass he cant bust

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Parker, Paul, Rose, Rondo, Williams, Curry, Irving…he’s top 10 but not above those other guys. He has yet to earn his way into that group.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Pure foolishness. But you’ve spewed quite a lot of it so I’m not surprised. That’s not how the best player in the league is determined. Deron Williams can score on anyone too…does that make him the best player too? If that was the only criteria, there would be at least 10 guys who could claim to be the best player in the league. Who can stop Melo? Who can stop Dirk? Who can stop CP3? KG can still score on anyone in the post. KD. Westbrook is unstoppable. James Harden is tough to contain. See how stupid that is?

  • The Seed

    He is ranked out of the top 10 to me. He needs to improve on shooting and vision and play-making ability. This is not the rucker league, this is the NBA.

  • thebossman15

    let me just destroy u right quick, im not even gonna bring up d will cuz even tho he is a top 5 pg in my eyes tbh hes not worthy of this argument..kd- did u even watch him against the grizzlies during the playoffs, dude cant get it done as a primary option so thats out..although he does have the potential to be unguardable hes not there yet..
    melo is the definition of force and really needs too consider calling up star wars too try and get a role, the guy got exposed during the pacers series and although he can get buckets he takes way too many shots too get them..
    dirk is a mismatch nightmare but hes not on that level either the dude put up like 17 a game last year,
    cp3 cant even keep the d honest with his jumper especially out to the 3 pt line and does not deserve an argument,
    harden is a great player but has shown that he can be contained however he has the potential, just like kd..thats about as real as it gets

  • LaLaLand

    @lexluther312:disqus who cares about you and your opinion.

  • nbk

    i dont remember kobe being able to keep a lot of guys in front of him last season. come on son

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    Or the season before that.

  • Ishmael Jenkins

    You said there’s not one guy in the league whose “ass he can’t bust”. That’s the dumbest criteria for best player in the league I’ve ever heard. That applies to every superstar and star player in the league. Kobe wouldn’t have been able to beat the Grizzlies either had he switched places with Durant. He probably would have done worse. What happened the last time he didn’t have a good second option with him in the playoffs? First round exit. And he was in his prime then. Durant got past the first round without Westbrook.

    Melo took just 2 more shots a game than Kobe did last season so you acting like he takes so many more shots than Kobe to get his points is wild. Kobe missed 11 shots a game. Melo missed 12.

    There’s only one guy in the league who can control games either by scoring, passing or both. Crazy efficient. Can get to the basket and finish whenever he wants to. Finished 2nd in Defensive Player of the Year voting last season. 2 of the best seasons a player has ever had the past two years. That’s LeBron James. Really no arguing about it.

  • underdog

    I think he meant most overpaid.

  • Feez_22

    I’ll just say this… as a dc native, you should be ashamed saying he doesn’t make his team better. The only way a dc native like you can say that is if you didn’t watch him play last yr. That’s all.

  • PG Aficionado

    Chalmers? Are you freaking kidding me with that? Chalmers is not even in the top 10 of best PG’s in the league. Don’t fall for his inflated numbers (which aren’t that special to begin with) and his 2 rings. Those are simply by products of him being on the same team as ‘Axis of Evil’ (James, Wade, Bosh). Without his help, Wall would run circles around Chalmers (as much as I hate to admit that as well as Wall is a douche himself).

    So please, don’t go voting any of the Heat into the HOF other than the big 3, ok? Just enjoy your team’s run this last year as by next off season, LeBron will be going to L.A.

  • Feez_22

    pretty sure Beez is being sarcastic dude -___-

  • vaze7789

    lo this kid FREAKED out, it was a joke man……

  • Caboose

    You are literally too stupid to insult.

  • Caboose

    Improve on play making ability?

  • daBiz

    honestly, his 2nd half numbers suggests that he’s in the conversation. 24/5/8 (!!!). Really solid defense. High team winning percentage. At the very least, he has to be ranked near Kyrie and Steph, just a tier below CP, TP, Rose, Westbrook, and Rondo. And he can catch those guys. He’s still so young and athletic; plus he’s a more natural facilitator than the other uber-athletic PGs.

  • daBiz

    BTW: I know as fans, we spend a ton of time comparing these guys and that’s not going to stop — nor should it. But can we stop a moment and give thanks for all the great PGs in the league? There are at least ten 1s playing now with legit HOF potential. Third tier PGs like Jrue Holiday and Lawson barely get mentioned even though they’re sick too. It’s just a great time to be a fan. Added bonus because every elite PG seems to have a completely unique skillset.

  • Mack

    His shooting has really improved since he came into the L but his playmaking is close to top notch. Next step for John Wall is being an extension of the coach on the floor and the leader.

  • RKJ92

    Funniest thing I read in awhile hahahaha, good one man.

  • Roy Blumenfeld

    He’s top 10 for sure, maybe even top 5 depending on the criteria for play style, but he is not #1. I’m really glad he thinks he is though.

  • Interdico Scriptor

    Caboose… c’mon. Chalmers is sh*t

  • tnrc75

    You gotta be confident to face the competition and believe they’re not gonna beat you. You HAVE to believe you are the best, to be the best.

  • http://twitter.com/xionone xionone

    Kobe is about to turn 35 and you stans need to start preparing yourselves for an NBA without him in it. Nobody is falling for this “he’s still the best” stuff

  • http://twitter.com/xionone xionone

    If Wall builds on what he started in March/April, I don’t see why he couldn’t be #1. Westbrook is still weak in efficiency (Wall was doing 48% in March and has started to improve), Rose is average on defense (0.9 steals as a starting PG is terrible), and he’s more athletic than any of the others on the list. Wall has all the tools and obviously the confidence to excel next season. But he needs a real team around him

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