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John Wall: ‘I’m the best point guard in the league’

Los Angeles Clippers v Washington Wizards

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 4: John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards greats Chris Paul #3 of the Los Angeles Clippers during pre-game at the Verizon Center on February 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2012 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

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John Wall has played pretty well lately.

In his last three games, he’s averaging 33.0 points on 61.4 percent shooting, 6.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals per contest. The Wizards are 2-1 in that span.

It’s a fantastic three-game stretch, but let’s not get carried away.

Aw, shoot, let’s get carried away.

It’s OK for Wall to believe he is the best point guard in the NBA.

It’s not OK for you to believe he is the best point guard in the NBA.

Wall has certainly used his confidence to reach the highest level of the sport. He plays with moxie, and he’s better for it.

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But as someone who is not Wall, I can say this statement is ridiculous.

Chris Paul is clearly the best point guard in the NBA. Stephen Curry and Tony Parker are also better than Wall. When healthy, Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook are better than Wall, too.Wall is a tier below with Kyrie Irving, Rajon Rondo and Damian Lillard.First, Wall must escape that group before challenging the second tier. Paul’s No. 1 spot isn’t even within striking distance.