Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 11/8/12
MIAMI -- The Sporting News once named Shane Battier the smartest player in the NBA. Now, he's talking trash about his intellect. After Battier's Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 103-73 Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena, the undersized power forward admitted foes at his position can overpower him. But then Battier laid down the gauntlet. "Playing Jeopardy! I like my chances against any power forward in the league," Battier said. "Print that." Battier then expanded his boast to a belief he could defeat any NBA player on the game show. "Any Jeopardy! anything in the NBA, I'm taking me odds on," said the 6-foot-8, 220-pound Battier. "Physically, no. Take the other guy. Mentally, I like my odds." So maybe that's an idea for David Stern during his waning days as NBA commissioner. How about a Jeopardy! battle during All-Star Weekend between players? "It's my general knowledge," Battier said of the reasoning behind his boast. "My goal is to go on celebrity Jeopardy!" So ...
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