All I know is in the 80s Magic or Stockton were arguably the BEST PG's in the game. Neither of them had problems getting out of the 2nd round of the Playoffs. And Isiah Thomas didnt have a problem either...and he was always coined as 3rd best. In the 90's-00's AI/Kidd/Nash were the best PG's...they to never had a issue consistently reaching the deep playoff rounds. And neither did Chauncey who everyone over looked but always was in the top 5 talks.
CP3 has only made the 2nd round 2 or 3x in his career and never beyond that.
On the flip side TP just played his 6,623 playoff minutes.
Tony Parker- 6,623
And Tony has more Finals minutes than any current PG. And he has the Finals MVP.
This is a article from Last year when this same argument became debatable again. Then another season starts. The flashy shoe ads and espn dunk highlights show 1,000 more times and everyone forgets that come playoff time...the cream rises to the top.
Tony Parker's Playoff Resume Taking 'Best PG' Crown Away from Chris Paul
When Tony Parker was selected as the 28th overall pick in the 2001 draft, no one—including the San Antonio Spurs—could have predicted the career that the 19-year-old Frenchman would go on to have.
It took just one season for the explosive young point guard to prove himself as one of the greatest draft-day steals in NBA history. Now, nearly 12 years later, Parker is not only an above-average late-first-round pick, but a potential Hall of Famer.
For years, Parker was considered a borderline All-Star, sneaking into the game in some years and barely missing it during others. However, he was rarely considered one of the best for a long time.
Initially a stranger to the "best point guard" discussions, Parker was often thought to be a tier below the league's most elite—which featured the talents of Steve Nash, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Deron Williams.
The league's best point guard has been widely debated, though Chris Paul has made an appearance in every argument for a while—to the point where many will instinctively award him the title. Recently, though, Parker has joined the discussion, and for the first time in his career—San Antonio's superstar point guard may be worthy of the honor.
Edited by LakersGAFan, May 12, 2014 - 10:10 AM.