Mario Chalmers told Rondo to slow his roll and that he’s coming for the top point guard spot.
According to an interview with Peter Emerick, Chalmers thinks very highly of himself.
Peter Emerick: “Rajon Rondo recently said that he’s the NBA’s top point guard. What are your thoughts on that, and where do you think you rank among all the point guards in the NBA?”
Mario Chalmers: “He’s not the best, but he’s in the top five. There are a lot of great point guards in the league, Deron Williams, Chris Pauland Steve Nash. There are a lot of great guards in the NBA so for him to say he’s the best is a pretty bold statement. I’d say that I [Mario Chalmers] am in the front end of the top 10.”
Peter Emerick: “By the end of your career will you be able to say that you are the best point guard in the NBA?”
Mario Chalmers: “If not the best, than at least one of the best.”
I guess that ring gave Chalmers a confidence boost.