Chris Paul's arrival to Los Angeles has reminded everyone how good of a point guard he is. It has also reminded everyone what the luxury of having a good point guard is like.
We are now in the golden age of point guards. Picking the top five point guards in the NBA is almost as hard as trying to decide what the top five movies ever made are. There are the old guys: Jason Kidd, Steve Nash. The veterans: Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Tony Parker. And the young guys: Westbrook, Rondo, Irving.
Some point guards fit best in their current systems. For example, the past couple of years, Rajon Rondo has been the best point guard for what the Celtics need. A guy who is fast, plays defense, and sets up shooters like Ray Allen and Paul Pierce. Some teams have the luxury of having a point guard like Paul, a floor general who is the unquestioned leader on the court.
Without further ado, here is a list of the top five point guards in the NBA: