someday you'll be world-famous and legendary and will be feared and known around the world's courtrooms as simply "corrections"... maybe you'll legally change your name to it by then, too...
anyway, lemme 'splain... pound-for-pound is important to mention because oliver miller was an even better passer than his younger brother andre, but he had the advantage of being large and fat. same reason nikolai valuev is not a better p4p boxer than chris childs.
as for purity... just trust me
does that argument work in the courtroom?
no? oh.... let's see... well, if you took the position of "point guard" and tried to distill it down to some essential qualities associated with/important to this position - quality of passing, setting up teammates, court vision, knowing when to take over, defending the opposing pg, etc (and discarded things like shooting, athleticism, size, quickness, etc)... you might get a creature called "pure point guard". the parameters of its existence are arbitrary and arguable but you'd have to use your imagination in any case.
for example, brevin knight could never be anything else on the basketball court, because he was tiny and couldn't shoot, but, by god, he was a GREAT pure point guard. mind-bogglingly good. if he could shoot a bit and wasn't so brittle, he'd be in the conversation for 10 greatest pure point guards ever, too. i'm quite sure of it.
from this generation, i'd place only chris paul as better than andre miller as far as pure point guards (and he's arguably on the way to being the greatest ever
)... deron williams is probably on the same level... steve nash would be up there too except he couldn't guard yi jianlian's chair if his life depended on it; forgive the cliche... maybe
rondo... but who else is there?? rose? westbrook?
miller is probably the best player of his generation never to make the all star-team, along with lamar odom... except lamar's gifts have been well-appreciated, especially in the recent years.... whereas miller has never played for a big market team, has never been given the reigns of a good
team so he's never had much team success or gone far in the playoffs, he's one of the least flashy players in the league (especially for a ball-handler), has an old man's game, and a has a very dry non-media-friendly personality. kind of like the john stockton of this generation, and i'm sure if he had the same long-term support of a great successful organization like utah jazz, it wouldn't be a ridiculous idea calling him one of the greatest pg's ever, as it is with stockton. now i wonder how awesome utah would have been with miller instead of this sorry excuse for a point guard named devin harris...