The Point Guard obsession Steve Nash, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, Russell Westbrook, Ty Lawson, Stephen Curry. I am sure everyone recognises those names and so they should as they are some of the best point guards the NBA currently has. Zero!! That is the number of championship rings that they all have combined. Now I am not here to tell you that you shouldn't want any of those players, that would be a stupid argument. But what I am here to argue is whether you need a superstar PG to lead you to an NBA championship. Sure you can always say that injuries or crooked NBA referees have been the main reasons why none of those guys have an NBA championship but the fact still remains the majority of NBA championships are not won by teams that are led by their PG. Almost all of those players are the unquestioned best player and leaders of their teams with perhaps Russell Westbrook being the exception. (Steve Nash was in his Phoenix days) Here are a few of other names for you to consider - Rajon Rondo, Tony Parker, Chauncey Billups, Derek Fisher, Mario Chalmers. 11 NBA championships between them if my maths is correct. And you can make a very strong argument that none of them were the unquestioned leaders of their teams. Important pieces sure but are those the names you first think of when you think of those teams championship years? I would bet the names James, Wade, Duncan, O'Neal, Bryant, Wallace, Garnett, Pierce are the ones that come to mind first. So with that being said doesn't it seem strange to any of you that the NBA is obsessed with the next great point guard when so few of them actually win you an NBA title. And last time I checked wasn't winning the NBA title what it is all about? Just take a look at the last 4 teams left in this years playoffs. San Antonio is the only one with a point guard who is likely a household name. This isn't about not having a good point guard, a winning team needs a good point guard to guide the squad around the court, but it certainly isn't the be all and end all. If the Pistons want to get back to the NBA championship they are going to get there on the mighty shoulders of Andre Drummond. If you can get a great PG great, go for it. But don't build your franchise on it.