Wednesday, August 29th, 2012 at 12:23 pm  |  211 responses

Mario Chalmers Says He’s a Top-10 NBA Point Guard

by Eldon Khorshidi | @eldonadam

Miami Heat point guard Mario Chalmers earned the respect and swayed the opinions of many fans during last year’s Playoffs, playing an instrumental role throughout the Miami Heat’s Championship run. In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Kansas product had a breakthrough 25-point performance, with 12 of those points coming in the fourth quarter. He followed that up with a solid 10 point, 7 assists, 2 rebound line in the series-clinching Game 5. And according to Chalmers, who will be entering only his fifth NBA season, he’s barely approached the surface in terms of his talent level and production potential. While he still has a lot of room to grow, Chalmers believes right now he’s already a top-10 NBA point guard.

More details, via BleacherReport.com:

Mario Chalmers: “[Rondo's] not the best, but he’s in the top five. There are a lot of great point guards in the league, Deron Williams, Chris Paul and Steve Nash. There are a lot of great guards in the NBA so for him to say he’s the best is a pretty bold statement. I’d say that I am in the front end of the top 10. [By the end of my career] if I’m not the best, than at least one of the best.”

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  • Jimbo

    In no particular order: Rondo, Westbrook, Nash, Williams, Paul, Rose, Parker, Wall, Irving, Lawson… sorry Chalmers not quite there yet.

  • mattyAUS

    Haha he needs to be tested for drugs asap.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    “what Rajon said was bold, what i am about to say is completely stupid”

  • Ctk

    One of the bottom 10 starting point guards

  • Overkill

    Mario Chalmers is on crack…

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    He prolly does thinks he’s a Top 10 point guard … (Katt Williams voice) “till a Top 10 point guard rolls up”

  • M Cho

    I see Mario is back smoking that green.

  • spit hot fiyah

    i’d put lowry, holiday, jennings over him as well, and evans if he qualifies as a PG

  • sefos

    Mike Conley, Steph curry, Brandon Jennings, Ricky Rubio, Jrue holiday, Gran Dragic and
    probably Jeremy Lin are all also better than Chalmers. Not hating on the guy, but he needs a little reality check.

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/savagemuzicgroup T-Ray

    I love his confidence and for one to be successful in life you have to be but we all know he is not in the Top 10.

  • Junior Taylor

    Winning a championship tends to bring out the stupidity in most cats.

  • http://www.newyorkshockexchange.com/content/view/424/37/ Shock Exchange

    nbk, hate to encourage you but … LMAO

  • Beavis Trollson

    Chalmers is garbage!

  • Kevin

    Mario smoking that good good

  • ByAnyMeansNecessary

    Mario shouldn’t let who he’s playing with blow his head up. He’s not even top 20.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk
  • Deezy

    Lol he’s obviously not a top 10 guard.. But what’s he supposed to say? “I think I suck”? Lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/tansari1 Tariq Ansari

    You can’t be a top 10 PG and you’re not even the primary ball handler on your team.

  • http://twitter.com/Gf0urce Gforce

    ahh Mario lol

  • Cheryl

    Well, he’s got the same number of rings as Rondo. That’s something, right?

  • 23

    So then does this make Norris Cole a top 15 pg?????

  • realtalker

    what exactly does “front end of the top ten” mean? In the better half? is he saying he’s a top 5?

  • chingy

    Of course he’s not top 10 but the guy does play without any fear…and it’s this “top 10″ craziness that makes him good and bad at the same time. Without it, he doesn’t score those 25 points (with some clutch baskets/drives in the 4th quarter).

  • Caboose

    “Why wouldn’t I be top 10? I’ve got a ring. Paul, Deron, Rose, Westbrook, Nash, Kidd, Wall, Kyrie, Rubio and Holiday don’t. Why would you consider those losers better?” -Mario Chalmers.

  • RKJ92

    Solid Pg. Just not top 10 maybe top 20? Lol

  • Feez_22

    chalmers tsk tsk tsk… Chalmers has had some disturbing quotes and has been feeling himself a lot after the finals. Let me go ahead and name PG’s in the eastern conference that are better than him. Rose, Hill, Rondo, Jameer, Holiday, Jennings, Deron, Irving, Wall. Basically that’s 9 PG’s in this conference alone better than chalmers… If anyone wants to correct my eastern PGs better than chalmers list than go ahead. Just take this into consideration: Norris Cole damn near replaced chalmers as starter last yr.

  • Caboose

    In rough order:
    1. Paul
    2. Deron
    3. Rondo
    4. Westbrook
    5. Rose (injuries)
    6. Parker
    7. Irving
    8. Nash
    9. Wall
    10. Holiday
    11. Rubio
    12. Lowry
    13. Lawson
    14. Jennings
    15. Conley
    16. Tyreke
    17. Curry (injuries)
    18. Miller
    19. Lin
    20. Dragic
    21. Stuckey
    22. Billups
    23. Jameer
    24. Jack
    25. Felton
    26. Calderon
    27. Sessions
    28. Chalmers?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Tyreke is not a PG but that’s about right. Except Mario is probably better than Sessions.

  • Caboose

    Fair enough, the Kings roster was a MESS last year. I saw one game where Tyreke played 1, 2, 3, and 4. I’ll bet you can guess who lost that game.

  • RKJ92

    Haha wow I was honestly too lazy to do the list myself but thx for clarifying his position id definitely feel more comfortable to say top 30 now haha

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    yeah, this year Thomas will be the PG. I mean, Tyreke will play spot minutes, but he’s primarily a 3 now. Like he should have been all along. At least until he develops a jumper and can play the 2.

  • RKJ92


  • Caboose

    I hope Tyreke’s role is really decreased this year. If he plays the 3, he really is the 4th or 5th best scorer in the starting lineup behind Isaiah, Thornton, Robinson, and Cousins. The Kings could fight for 8 if Cousins becomes a dominant #1 option.

  • Redd

    Brandon McKnight will be on that list, don’t sleep on him.

  • Caboose

    Totally missed him. Yup, stick him on there. Chalmers is fighting for 30th if you add Knight, Augustin, Teague, and Walker.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Robinson is severely overrated if you think he’s going to be a reliable offensive option homeboy. I watched him in Summer League, he’s going to have trouble scoring in the NBA. — Was just thinking though, Aaron Brooks signed, he might start over Isaiah.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    He’s better than Walker and Augustin – those guys are HORRIBLE defensively. Like other worldly horrible. Teague and Knight though, they are probably in the Jeremy Lin conversation as overall players.

  • Caboose

    I’m pretty high on T-Rob, but you’re right: I can’t call him a better scorer than Reke. Brooks or Thomas…they’re basically the same player. The Kings always seem like an incoherent mesh/mess of pretty good young talent. One good coach would do wonders.

  • Caboose

    Random question, who’s the worst defender: Augustin, Walker, Calderon, or Ridnour?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i don’t know if any good coaches want to throw themselves in what looks like a career damaging situation trying to coach Demarcus Cousins before he’s 25 lol

  • MagicMaz

    TIL Mario Chalmers is delirious

  • MagicMaz

    The article takes his words out of context. He was referring to the NBA D-League

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    that might be the best question i’ve ever heard.

    - First of all, Walker is probably the best of the group. But that’s like being the shiniest piece of shit.
    - I’d vote Calderon as worst, edging out Ridnour by a nose. Augustin coming in third by a nose hair.

  • LakeShow

    That entire Kings team is whack. They have talent out their socks at every position, but none of them mesh well together.

  • KnicksAllDay

    You’re the 3rd primary ball handler!!!!!!!!! Norris Cole almost took your starting job, as a ROOKIE….

  • Caboose

    I imagine if Pop or PJax coached this team, they’d be a pretty solid seed.

  • Caboose

    I’ll cosign all that, but swap Ridnour for Calderon. That’s just preference I suppose.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    they are really interchangeable. I picked Calderon because Ridnour has a slightly higher penchant for forcing turnovers.

  • Redd

    Eh..with all due respect, Teague? I disagree but I’m basing it off the few times I saw him play.

  • Caboose

    And Ben Wallace has made more 3′s than Shaq.

  • Kanard Green

    I admire Chalmers heart and I know he really believes he is top 10 but that was a bold statement about himself. I could name 10 point guards that are way better than him.

  • Caboose

    Teague is not a stud by any means, but you can’t convince me that he wouldn’t make that Heat squad better.

  • robb

    Sometimes self confidence can be ridiculous.

  • LakeShow

    Dude, common. Lukey Luke tries his butt off.
    He’s just small and weak. So yeah he sucks, but he tries!!!
    Is Kemba really that bad??

  • Caboose

    Yeah, he was pretty awful…not Ridnour bad, but bad.

  • biggieman

    1. Chris Paul
    2. Deron Williams
    3. Russell Westbrook
    4. Derrick Rose (if healthy)
    5. Steve Nash
    6. Tony Parker
    7 Chauncey Billups (if healthy)
    8. Steph Curry
    9. Kyrie Irving
    9. Dru Holiday
    11. Ricky Rubio
    12. Brandon Jennings

    64. Mario Lopez (AC Slater)
    65. Mario Chalmers

  • Redd


  • Redd

    Na I agree on paper yeah but he would be driving mostly, he wouldn’t be ball-handling or shooting much cause I don’t believe he’s a good shooter. Again this is limited to the many few times I’ve seen him. If he’s 1 dimensional he therefore would be easy to shut down.

  • Caboose

    He is a 34% 3pt shooter…I do like Teague, he’s just infinitely smarter than Chalmers.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    @disqus_j65FuvcSML:disqus Kemba is not in their category as an on the ball defender. But he gets fucking lost when he’s not guarding the ball. he’s the only one of them that can and will improve immensely on that end with experience. He’s got the athletic gifts to be decent.

  • kh

    What do you expect him to say? “There are a lot of great guards in the NBA, I’m probably close to the bottom of that list.” He has to know he’s garbage but he can’t think that way or else he’ll be even worse (if possible). I don’t agree with him AT ALL, but I commend his confidence.

  • Redd

    Wtf, I replied to this! But anyways, yes on paper he would. But the kid wouldn’t be ball-handling(isn’t better at it than Mario also). He’d mostly be driving and he can’t shoot all that well(from the times I saw him). So you’d easily shut down a predictable 1 dimension PG.

  • Redd

    You guys do realize this is probably to draw attention to Spalding? A basketball player signs a shoe deal that puts him in the spotlight and he gets loud.

  • brrr-knee

    he’s maybe a top ten role player, would not have had that success if he weren’t on a team with Lebron

  • german

    Wow no he didn’t!!! Now we know what chalmers did this summer he became a drug addict.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    yea you got D Rose a little low there bud…..and you completely left out Ty Lawson

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-Washington/100000105632561 Anthony Washington

    every basketball player probably has this concept or mind state in their head. It’s part of being a pro, you consider yourself the best. Chalmers isn’t a top 10 pg, but he is a top 10 winner. So to make him happy he could be a top 10 winning pg lol.

  • Comment_System

    your dumb*ss left out rondo.

  • robb

    Maybe he said he’s a 10 points per game guard. That’s realistic.

  • LakeShow


  • O

    That was pretty damn funny. LOL

  • Caboose

    Did everyone gloss over the bit about “[By the end of my career] if I’m not the best, then at least one of the best”? Not sure exactly what he’s saying but it’s either:
    A. He believes he’ll surpass Magic/Stockton/etc. by the end of his career.
    B. At the end of his career, he’ll be the best point guard in the league.
    I can’t tell which is more stupid.

  • Justin05

    1. Chris Paul
    2. Derrick Rose (if healthy)
    3. Deron Williams
    4. Rajon Rondo
    5. Russell Westbrook
    6. Tony Parker
    7. Steve Nash
    8. Stephen Curry (if healthy)
    9. Ty Lawson
    10. Chauncey Billups (if healthy)
    I say Mario is in the top 15 but he could never get to top 5 in his career. Not with guys like Wall, Lawson, Westbrook, Curry, and Irving are maturing.

  • thursti

    i’d put calderon over him too

  • Michelle

    He is a funny guy. Can anyone name starting pointguards who are worse then him?

  • MirChilly

    John Wall is pure hype!!! Stop it!!! Please stop it

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    both are stupider.

  • Jimbo

    raymond felton

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    Gonna have to argue with your list, even when NOT healthy, those guys are better than Chalmers.

  • Rainman

    ah hell naw, he said TOP END of the top 10! Whats this dude on?

  • Rainman

    He’s actually one of the lower end starting point guards in the whole league statistically speaking…He’s not even the main ball handler for his team. Im still shocked at this. I always knew he was dumb…but damn.

  • http://twitter.com/_DFrance DFrance

    I already hated Chalmers, this didn’t help. He had one good game against the Celts, in large part because they were focusing on EVERYONE ELSE and now he’s top 10 in the NBA? smh

  • Rainman

    are u still mad at how he raped the bulls? lol

  • LakeShow

    6’4″, super athletic, elite passer, decent defender, 16-8-4 career averages is not hype.
    That’s a unique talent waiting to blossom.
    Sorry if someone hurt your feelings and said he could be better than Rose or something. Fact is he is a top 10 PG and has the abilities and skills to be top 5.

  • K8be

    Shouldn’t the Point Guard bring the ball up and down the court????


    Lol not even. Your more in top 30 point guards I say

  • YKnot

    Hanging out with Beasley again? Did we learn nothing during rookie camp?

  • Armando

    If the reports are right Tyreke Evans will be the Kings starting small forward this season (Thomas, Thornton, Evans, Robinson, Cousins).

    Difficult to rank so I’ll do it this way:
    1: Paul
    2: Rose, Williams, Parker, Westbrook
    3: Irving, Nash
    4: Wall, Rubio, Holiday, Conley, Jennings, Lowry, Lawson
    5: Curry, Dargic, Billups

  • Redd

    Who did Sir Stupid?

  • The Seed

    I would take Brandon Knight and Austin Rivers over him and even Will Bynum and even Mike Conley.

  • The Seed

    I would take Brandon Knight and Austin Rivers over him and even Will Bynum and even Mike Conley.

  • Slick Ric

    The epitome of an irrational confidence guy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Brill86 Andrew Woods

    overall mario isnt anywhere near top 10, but i will say this, 3mins to go in a close game their are maybe only 4pgs that i would want to shoot the ball besides him.

  • http://www.facebook.com/myselfunderkarma Fredd.

    Reminds me of paul pierce declaring himself the best player in the world after the 08′ finals … ( haha )

  • Matisse

    The only top ten lists that Mario has any business being mentioned in is top ten defensive PG’s and players who smoke the most pot.

  • The Conqueror

    Better than Chalmers
    Tony Parker
    Steve Nash
    Darren Collison
    Jrue Holliday
    Lou Williams
    Jameer Nelson
    Andre Miller
    Kyle Lowry
    Stephen Curry
    Mike Conley
    Goran Dragic
    I’m sure there’s plenty more. Dude needs to gtfoh though.

  • Jimbo

    hold up… Calderon is definitely at least a top 15 point guard. He has the lowest assist-turnover ratio, other than CP3.

  • Youngindy21

    You completely forgot George Hill on that list.

  • Superman24

    Haha! Ftw

  • Youngindy21

    He averages 8ppg and 3.6apg and he thinks he’s a top 10 point guard? I am all for having confidence and believing in yourself but this is just ridiculous.

  • brownballa64

    I’m not so sure about dragic. chalmers is good but you dont get to see it cause he’s surrounded by all stars. im not saying he’s in the top ten but i dont think he’s worse than dragic

  • chingy

    On offense definitely…on D? Not so much…26 is a bit low. I might have him above Jack and Felton.

  • Caboose

    Defense matters. He is so horrendously bad at D, it’s hard to put him that high. And to chingy, I could put him above those guys. 22ish is his max though.

  • Caboose

    I did, if you count him as a point guard. I usually see him as a 2 guard, but if you count him as a 1, I’d put him in the Dragic/Stuckey range.

  • Caboose

    Kinda missed Rondo and Rose…

  • Caboose

    Felton is not worse than Chalmers. The answer is DJ Augustin.

  • Caboose

    I forgot Collison on this list, just added him. Honestly, DJ Augustin is the only starting point guard who is worse than Chalmers.

  • -_-

    “im in the front end of the top ten” first claims he taught lebron the floater now this the day he says something that doesnt make him seem dumb or cocky is the day the bobcats win it all

  • Rainman

    Mr teague. Have u forgottent he fits he gave the bulls in that chicago-atlanta series? “the few times uve seen him play” seems to exclude that series im guessing? lol

  • The Nupe

    Funny how so many people play the “Ring” argument to say one player is better than another. e.g. Kobe has more rings than LeBron, so Kobe must be better etc. With that logic, shouldn’t the same people consider Chalmers to be better than Rose, Nash, Irving, Williams, Westbrook, Wall, Holiday, Rubio etc. The only starting point guards on equal footing would be Parker and Rondo – possibly D. Fish if he finds a starting spot somewhere. Personally I don’t believe for a second that Chalmers is a top tier PG, and never have I fell for the Rings argument to prove anything between MJ/LeBron/Kobe debates etc. Just saying, if the argument is used, then continue to use it. Using it with Chalmers just proves how weak the Rings argument is.

  • Jerome

    Most are smart enough to use the ‘inside their head voice’ tho.

  • patty valentine

    you dont even have to explai. he is stupid. thats it.

  • Caboose

    I know that you recognize the difference between the Kobe/LeBron ring argument and a Chalmers/Parker ring argument.

  • Jimbo

    Defence matters? May I draw your attention to Subject A: Mr. Steve Nash.

  • Redd

    I remember him driving a lot which as I said he’s somewhat decent at, I also remember JJ holding it down & Rose hitting 30s. You brought up something from 2 years ago Sir Stupid?

  • http://twitter.com/ec_lkhaa Will Lee

    this is too extreme

  • Marshall

    westbrook, rose, parker, rondo, paul, williams, john wall, brandon jennings, jason kidd, steve nash, kyrie irving, devin harris, ricky rubio….im sorry chalmers who?

  • Caboose

    Did you just compare Calderon’s offense to Steve Nash’s?

  • Tobi

    i dunno he may be top 10….but the front end?

  • Roscoe

    If Chalmers was a top 10 PG wouldn’t the Miami Heat be considered to have a big 4? The ball don’t lie.

  • toner

    What. A. Ball-Bag.

  • Jimbo

    No, I just compared Nash’s defence to Calderon’s. Calderon averaged 8.8 assists per game last season on the… Raptors. The man is underrated.

  • Caboose

    Ok, couple things:
    1. Nash is a better defender than Calderon. By a good margin.
    2. Calderon’s offense is good. Not outstanding.
    3. He is underrated. But do you really think he’s better than Darren Collison? Mike Conley? Brandon Jennings? If so, I’m done arguing and you are clearly from Europe or Toronto.

  • The Philosopher


  • Quantumphysix

    Is it just me, or does Chalmers come across as a ****? What did Rondo say? C’mon SLAM, assume not all yr readers have ESPN!
    Look, I’ll just say it. Have a bit of dignity when you win, or lose. I absolutely understand that the L is full of legitimate superstars. Each one, could in theory, become a significant member of a championship team. Chalmers has game, no doubt. His shot selection is bad, but when open he will nail it. Chalmers has an essential ingredient to winning and it’s called clutch. Chalmers is clutch.
    Mate, you’re not LBJ or Bosh or Wade. You will get touches and time, but ultimately you have to defer when the time comes. All the other PG’s who are world class don’t have that classification. Rondo, Paul, Williams have freedom at the end of the 24 to get the best shot. Chalmers does not, nor should have that role.
    That’s the difference.

  • 1982

    There’s no criteria for top point guards – some are scorers who can pass, some are passers who can score, and some are lucky to be on a team with Lebron, DWade, and Bosh.

  • sim888

    ….just say no to drugs Mario ;)

  • headlines

    I wish Stevenson had finished Chalmers in ’11… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-oTa01CI5A

  • pablasso

    Not even a starter on half of the league.

  • Ugh

    I’ll say this for LeBron – his presence makes his teammates seem WAY more valuable than they really are. Mo WIlliams somehow became an All-Star, Mario Chalmers thinks he’s a top 10 PG when he’s not even a starter, we know Boobie Gibson’s name. He’s like MSG – a flavour enhancer.

  • peak_fly

    dead. not lin not rubio. rio shined in the finals this year and played pretty good last year in the finals

  • str8 frm samoa

    This article is so funny haha

  • Max

    Lol, I’d even take Isaiah Thomas before him..

  • thecomputerdude

    In the words of Stephen A Smith….”Mario Chalmers!!!!!!?”

  • pposse

    in chalmers defense, he plays better defense than half of the pg’s in the league.

  • Rainman

    LOL why am i sir stupid? Creative. Just cudnt help reminding u


    ok chalmers

  • http://twitter.com/SUSPECTINT44 TedBurner

    This is the tomfoolery I’m talking about.He gets a chip riding shotty with the best player in the game. Damn sure contributed, but this is the true definition of gassed up

  • danpowers

    rose curry n billups are also better when they are hurt. to me there are more than 15 point guards better than chalmers. lets extend your list with brooks, lin, dragic, felton, kidd, collison, nelson, jennings, wall (in no particular order). then chalmers. i like chalmers tho. he is a good guy and id like to have him on my team if i was a gm. but maybe as a 20+mpg guy off the bench

  • Youngindy21

    DJ Augustin doesn’t start anymore. So that answer is not vaild. Plus even when Augustin did start he still put up better stats than Chalmers.

  • Youngindy21

    What do you mean if you count him as a point guard? He is the starting point guard for the Indiana Pacers. He probably won’t even play 2 guard at all with P. George and Green on the team.

  • aswd

    chalmers > jennings, lin, etc.

    chalmers is better then fucking jeremy shittbag

  • bike

    What he meant to say is he will be the purest of pure point guards.

  • Mike From Spain

    Last season Ridnour played a lot of SG, so he defended people much taller than himself. I think he did not do so horribly in that regard. Yes, I watched a lot of Timberwolves games (or at least read the analysis at Canis Hoopus when I missed the games).


    meh. hes pretty good and he can hold his own, but honestly top 10? more like top 50 at the end of his career, he lacks consistency and a lot more

  • Mike From Spain

    Hear, hear. Cosign LakeShow. I think I prefer a slower or weaker player who tries very hard to someone with the athletic gifts who just doesn’t give a sh*t about D.

  • Mike From Spain

    Brandon Jennings is not that good. Yes, I am from Europe but…

  • Hah

    “Yeah, and I’m a Top 10 Center!” – Eddy Curry

  • Hah

    What makes Chalmers think he’s at the “front end of the top 10″ point guards? He’s barely a top 5 player on his own team.

  • HAH

    The “waiting to blossom” part is why John Wall is not a Top 10 point guard. You can’t give him Top 10 status based on potential. If he develops the mental toughness, the competitive drive, and puts in the work to take a leap forward like Derrick Rose did in his third year, THEN you can give Wall all the hype you want. But until then, it’s hot air.

  • mike

    The front end of the top 10? Dafuq is this nikka smoking, and where can i get some?

  • Salty

    There’s a reason why Mario Chalmers has to say that Mario Chalmers is a top ten point guard…because nobody else is saying it.

  • Gold

    Now Rondo Want to sing R&B. Seriously? http://celticfanchat.com/2012/08/30/rondo-to-work-on-rb-cd/

  • Madubbs

    Chalmers Has Potential.

  • twocentsinit

    Not a Charlmers fan AT ALL! but, he was the only consistent positive during the 2011 NBA finals (check the video). And even if all the attention WAS on LBJ or Wade in the 2012 NBA Finals, to his credit he stepped up big time in pressure moments and made the open shots necessary to carry the Heat to victory. ~ Avid Knick Fan

  • twocentsinit

    Understood. But wouldn’t you want a Confident point guard on your squad?? This also puts the pressure on him to continue to get better since he decided to open up his trap! ~ Avid Knick Fan

  • Maimi fanclub

    Top 10 garbage G

  • Sgt Fletch

    GTFOHWTBS !!!!!!……..Chalmers = long line of scrubs who play with stars and think they are better than they are. If not for him getting league minimum when the Heat Signed Lebron and Bosh…..he would’ve been traded with Beasley for cap space….See Big Baby Davis, and for some of you old school fans…See Scott Williams (MJ’s Bulls Teams)

  • Chucky53

    Ummm no Chalmers is nowhere near no Top 10 PG in the NBA is he going krazy? What I will say he on the bottom of the top 15. Why did Miami have Bibby over him if he was all of that for all that time. He must be looking to up his value with this comment because of the championship. I’ll admit that Chalmers has some skills but he aint Top 10 of nothing yet!!!

  • Caboose

    C’mon dude. Augustin played 48 games last year. He started 46 of them. And yes, Augustin averaged more assists than Chalmers. He also shot 38% from the field and was near the league leaders in turnovers per 36 minutes. And defense. Chalmers is better than Augustin, by a good margin.

  • Caboose

    Confidence is good. Delusional narcissism is bad.

  • http://twitter.com/ayandaQb Ayanda Qb Vilakazi

    Haahahahaha..is this a joke..who in the Red Hell is this Guy…Fuck u bitch, wit lil Katt Williams voice…do you realy think NBA fans are stupid/demented and squint, bitch please!!! do u know who got you that bloody fuckin RING..

  • Caboose

    16-8-4 is not hot air. Those are pretty good stats.

  • Caboose

    I used to be high on Jennings but yeah, that 55 point game doomed him. He’s near the Rodney Stuckey level, probably. Still better than Calderon though.

  • Caboose

    A. Darren Collison was the starting point guard. Hill only started 9 games.
    B. All rankings were based on last year. Yes, Hill probably will start at point now with Collison gone, but you can’t go off of future when compiling a list about the present.

  • william

    I’d say he has the skills of a top 10 pg, great shooter, ball handler, excellent at getting to the rim, and so so clutch! however, he just isnt given the opportunities a top 10 pg in a regular situation would get, it depends how you look at it I guess

  • Caboose

    Burned Knicks fan?

  • Batens

    You can’t claim your a top PG when you gots buch of superstars on Ur team… I doubt any team goes in playing the Heat saying, “How are we going to shutdown Chalmers?”On another note, A PG’s role is to aim to make his team better.. Like Nash, who basically made Amare what he is today and gave Gortat the best season of his career. If I was playin along side Lebron, Wade, Bosh, Ray Ray, and the rest of that talented bench, I’d probably be saying stupid things to.

  • d.macaroni

    What he meant to say was that he’s definitely a top-10 point guard on the Miami Heat roster.

  • Jimbo

    Nash SEEMS like he is a better defender because his teammates cover it up, and we all know Bargnani never plays defence. Calderon has a better understanding of the game then most of the PG’s rated higher than him, and he was ranked fourth in assists last season on a basement dwelling team.

  • LakeShow

    In somewhat order:
    D-Rose(anywhere from #2 to #8)

    Steve Nash


    John Wall

    Yeah, I got him at #10

  • Beavis Trollson

    Monta Ellis too



  • LakeShow

    Brian Cardinal would finish them all Mortal Combat style.

  • Caboose

    What are you trying to say? That Calderon is a top 15 point guard? Want my evidence?
    1. John Hollinger’s analysis and the man himself say that Calderon is the worst defensive starting point guard in the league. By far.
    2. Over the past 4 years, Calderon’s defensive win shares have averaged less than 1. That’s bad.
    3. Last season Calderon took 9 shots to average 10 points. That’s rather inefficient scoring.
    4. Calderon is a good passer. But nobody else on that Raptors team initiates or creates offense. Calderon averaged 8.8 apg. The next highest was 3.8. There’s a reason why Calderon got a chance to average so many assists.
    5. Defense matters. Period. Nash overcomes his defensive shortcomings with ruthless efficiency and a dominance on offense. Calderon has neither.
    Now will you stop?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/INCAXUMYFWPWR36ZBKEWNWPANE Avner

    wow, I just read an article on the top point guards in the league and it was really good…but Chalmers wasn’t in it. Check it out guys, let’s debate over there about real all-star point guards! Oh and there are some funny memes too…http://www.bballmemes.com/archives/688

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Nash is not nearly as bad defensively as his reputation would imply. He’s a bad defender, but he is not anywhere near the Jose Calderon conversation on that end. Calderon is, and has been since he got in the NBA, other worldly bad defensively. Having him and Andrea Bargnagni in the same lineup is a big reason why Toronto has been viewed as one of the weakest defensive teams of the modern era.

  • AT

    woah woah i saw jameer nelson ahead of chalmers.jameer will be nothing wit out dwight tis year i expect Mario’s stats to be better then jameer’s n maybe coldaron

  • Jimbo

    1. Calderon runs the offence well… if I wanted my PG to score, I would’ve called Russell Westbrook. He runs a poor team very well, so he technically does make up for his poor defence by your logic.
    2. 9 shots to average 10 points is about 46% shooting, which is pretty efficient for me.
    3. Who could initiate offence on that Suns team?
    4. Nash overcame his defensive woes through his teammates helping him out on defence.

  • djjd

    im prtty sure rondo never almost lost his job to a rookie why dont you work on bein an allstar reserve there tough guy

  • lmfbaochalmersno

    Somebody musta put his stats up wayyy too high on NBA2k.. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leonard-Taylor/100000998640068 Leonard Taylor

    what the fuck is this nigga smoking? i just sat down and thought of at least 12 point guards who are better than him and i wans even trying.

  • kevin

    What are they smoking in Miami! The sign of a great PG is to them on a team that’s not very good (not the Heat) and see how they preform, like Nash in Phx, Paul in NO and D-Will in UT. Chalmers is not even in the top 20! Lebron’s the pointforward!

  • kevin

    10 years from now when people look back at this championship, they won’t even remember Chalmers was even on the team!

  • Dave

    Rondos much closer to #1 then Chalmers is to the top 10, Chalmers might not even be better than Norris Cole next year

  • Buster

    Yeah he is probably a top 10 point guard… in the Southeast Division!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/brad.j.douglass Brad James Douglass

    Ha! (All that needs to be said)

  • The

    Mario chalmers……….you can’t be a top 10 point guard when you’re a role player who’s just expected to play defense and shoot threes

  • Larry

    That’s like saying Kobe is the league leader in assists

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bj-GeechieDatnigga-Barrett/602065342 Bj GeechieDatnigga Barrett

    worse? u say it like Dragic is garbage..Chalmers is definitely better than Lin but not Dragic..we saw wat Chalmers did to Lin in the Heat-Kicks game

  • http://www.facebook.com/vinicius.manhaes.andrade Vinícius Manhães Andrade

    Chalmers is a joke…

  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.merrihew Bob Merrihew

    He’s a baller. He is fundmentally sound, makes big plays at big times, defends well, but isn’t a All Star polished athlete and scorer. I like his game, but “the front end of the top10″ is pushing it a little. He is a great fit for the way the Heat play. He would not be successful on, say, the Magic

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bj-GeechieDatnigga-Barrett/602065342 Bj GeechieDatnigga Barrett

    Lin isnt better, right now kidd isnt, nelson..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bj-GeechieDatnigga-Barrett/602065342 Bj GeechieDatnigga Barrett

    Rose from 2-8? how bout from 1-3..

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bj-GeechieDatnigga-Barrett/602065342 Bj GeechieDatnigga Barrett

    Dragic 21? Calderon 27? u out of yo fuckin mind dude..both of them are better than a number of guys u put a head of them

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bj-GeechieDatnigga-Barrett/602065342 Bj GeechieDatnigga Barrett

    Parker and Westbrook are not tied for 2 with Rose and Williams who should be at 1 with CP3..Rondo should be at 2..Westbrook and Parker at 3 with Nash..and Irving is at 4

  • Justin05

    I agree w/ your guys’ comments. I should have said Mario was top 20, that’s what I was thinking first anyway. Just trying to give the guy some credit since he stepped up on the biggest stage in basketball.

  • Caboose

    What an intelligent comment. You are right, I was out of my mind. You won me over with your incredibly coherent and cooly logical reasoning. Bravo.

  • Caboose

    You’re right, Calderon is AMAZING on offense. That’s why he’s always been on winning teams that have great offensive efficiency. He’s such an impact player, idk what I was thinking. I’m sure the Raptors will continue to succeed with Calderon at the helm.

  • Jimbo

    Heavy contract, it was rumoured that if the Raptors amnestied him, many playoff caliber teams (like the Mavs) would be interested in him.

  • J

    He has Joe Flacco syndrome

  • Caboose

    As a reserve. No way Calderon would start over Kidd or Collison.

  • Jimbo

    Kidd’s in NYC… he’d start over Collison. All they need is someone run an offence smoothly, which he can do

  • Caboose

    You believe Calderon would start over Collison. We’re done here.

  • Jimbo

    And you believe that Calderon is only the 26th best point guard… idiots these days.

  • rondo

    yes yes yo

  • http://twitter.com/HedFurst TeaBagn&ThroatGagn

    The funniest comment is made by a lady… too fuckin funny…

  • clydesays

    The fact that his team clowns him for forgetting plays between the end of timeouts to halfcourt should plant the idea that he might not be one of the better PG’s in the League. But hey, he’s got a ring. And unlike Eddie Curry, he actually played in the games….

  • TexasPsycho28

    Chalmers is crazy. Marbury is still better than he is. The guy’s stats don’t exactly back up his words. 8.3 ppg, 3.6 apg, 42 percent shooting, and wasn’t even top 50 in guards for efficiency last season… he’s the third best passer on his team. Hilarious. When you’re a top 10 point guard it doesn’t matter how much talent you have around you, you still put up noticeable numbers. Look at former all-stars who couldn’t run point cause of their teams like Ainge, Cassell, Van Exel or now players like Dragic, Lowry, Felton. They flash skills of being all-stars and unstoppable when on… Chalmers didn’t even have one game with 10 assists. He’s basically a shooting guard who’d be a bench player on any other team.

    Would he start over Paul, Nash, Westbrook, Rondo, D-Rose, D-Will, Ty Lawson, Wall, Tony Parker, Rubio, Dragic, Irving, Lowry, Conley, or even Jason Kidd? Top 10 point guards in the league should at least lead their team in assists… or something, haha. He’ll hit a clutch “wide open” shot here and there because of the defense so worried about LeBron and Wade.

  • MJ

    there is no way he is better than Lin! Chalmers could never dowhat Lin did under any situation!

  • Prisoner of Academia

    I like chalmers cause he’s a jayhawk, but how the Hell you’re going to be a top ten point guard when haslem get’s more assists than you