Mario Chalmers believes he is a top 10 NBA Point Guard
Mario Chalmers has been a productive NBA point guard for the Miami Heat since entering the league in 2008. He is best known for his game-tying three point dagger against Memphis in the 2008 NCAA National Title Game. He has his nights where he puts up twenty but has more nights where he just disappears altogether. However, even on those twenty-point nights you wouldn’t say Mario is a top ten point guard.
In an interview with Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida, Chalmers was asked where he ranks himself among point guards in the NBA. He told Tomasson, “I’d say top 10…I’m not in the lower part (of the top 10), I’m in the middle part. I just have confidence in myself. I think I can compete with the best of them.”
Unfortunately for Chalmers, confidence isn’t weighed when ranking the best point guards. This season, his fifth, proves he is definitely in the bottom 10 of starting NBA point guards. He is averaging just 7.7 points and 3.4 assists in 26 minutes a game. Put it this way, if you are losing significant minutes to Norris Cole, then you are not a top ten point guard.
Last week, Chris Bosh made headlines when he said he believes he is a lock for the NBA Hall of Fame. I look forward to next week when Udonis Haslem is a true lock to make a ridiculous claim.