The NBA goes through cycles where some positions are very strong while others are weak. And the point guard position is definitely a strength in the NBA. The list of great point guards right now is a long one. Chris Paul has taken a franchise with a history of losing and has turned them into one of the best in the league. Derrick Rose is the reigning NBA MVP and the last two number one overall picks were point guards. How could we talk about point guards in the NBA and not mention the talented, but over hyped Jeremy Lin. In 2009 the 76ers selected their own point guard of the future when they drafted Jrue Holiday with the 17th selection out of UCLA. The 76ers point guard has dropped one spot on our list from last year but still finds himself at #19.
In 2011 we brought you the top 20 best athletes in Philly, right now as we here at Brotherly Love Nation see it. It was fun to break down a list of our cities greatest athletes and figure out who should hold the crown as #1. A lot has changed in a year, with time passed comes success and failure, incredible achievements and progress and painful loss. City staples say goodbye and new stars adorn our colors. Stay tuned to find from #20 to #1 who stayed, who left, who dropped, and who sky rocketed towards the top. Who is the best athlete in the city of Philadelphia in 2012!?!