The concept of “tiers” is often helpful to turn the disordered chaos of reality into a compartmentalized list of items. By separating things into these “tiers”, it becomes easier to ignore the churning maelstrom of untethered information that bombards us at all hours of the day. Even a relatively simple subset of objects, such as basketball players, can be separated into tiers to get a better picture of how players stack up against each other.
I haven’t actually gone through and made a “tier” list of point guards. It sounds like a fun project, but the amount of time spent compiling it would be wasted unless it had utility outside of this one video description. So I can only make semi-educated guesses as to the answer of the question I am about to pose: what tier of point guards is Reggie Jackson is? And does this 32/8 game, his best game of the season, change his tier?
Let’s just say there are six tiers of PG’s, from “superstar” to “0 MPG scrubunit”. Is Jackson in tier two or tier three or tier four? Tier two is reserved for All-Stars, by the way. So he’s definitely not in tier two unless you for some reason think that Jackson got snubbed for the All-Star game (he most certainly did not get snubbed). So now it’s between tiers three and four.
Tier three would make him an average to above average point guard. Tier four would make him a below-average point guard. Jackson hasn’t exactly been great this year, so one could argue that he is below average. One could also argue that this one good game brought him above the “line of mediocrity”. That wouldn’t be my argument because I’m pretty sure he’s a tier four point guard, but I am open to having my mind changed.
That was a joke, in case you didn’t get it. I’ve never changed my mind in my entire life. Not even about John Wall being a bust.