The Washington Wizards beat the Los Angeles Lakers with the score of 116-111 on Tuesday night.
Wizards' starting point guard John Wall had another monster game with 31 points, nine assists and six rebounds.
After the game, Wall surprised a lot of people by saying that he is the best point guard in the NBA.
"I'm the best point guard in the league. That's my statement,'' tweeted FOX Sports, quoting John Wall.
Wall's form is improving each and every game. He scored 30 or more points in the last three games, with Washington winning two of those three. That for it can be understandable that John Wall might afford saying something like that, but nobody who knows basketball and the NBA can agree with Wall.
It is true that Wall is showing great improvement this season, especially in his jump shot. He is also averaging great numbers with 19.5 points and nine assists per game. He also adds 4.6 rebounds and more than two steals per game.
We all know these are great numbers for a point guard, but to be the best in the league, you need to have more than just improvement on your stat sheet.
First, your team needs to have a winning record, and that's where all the conversations stop. Since John Wall arrived into the NBA, he hasn't played a single play-off game, and Wizards had a losing record every season. They are currently 6-8 this season, and might have a chance to make their first play-off appearance after many years.
So, the statement by John Wall is simply ridiculous. He can't be compared to Tony Parker or Chris Paul yet. Guys like Paul and Parker are leading their teams to success every year, and also having a great winning record this year. Plus, despite Wall's great stats, both of these point guards have better efficiency rating than him.
Being called the best point guard in the NBA takes a little more than just scoring 30 plus points three games in a row.
After making some All-Star appearances, and after having several good Play-offs runs, then John Wall can become a regular in the conversations as to who the best point guard is, but until then, we can just keep saying that he is getting there.
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