MIAMI Academic trash talking has hit the NBA.
Two foes battled fiercely on the court Wednesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. But their war of words wasnt about which team won or which player had the better game. It was about who is better at general knowledge.
It all started when Miami forward Shane Battier claimed two weeks ago he can beat any player in the NBA in Jeopardy! When Battiers former Duke teammate and good friend Mike Dunleavy heard this, he scoffed.
I dont know if he could beat Duke players, said Dunleavy, a Milwaukee forward who had 16 points and four rebounds to Battiers no points and seven boards in a 113-106 overtime loss to the Heat. He probably could beat everybody else. I dont think he could beat me . I think what he meant to say is (Battier) can beat any player in the NBA besides any who went to Duke. I think Grant (Hill, also a Duke alum) could give him a run for his money.
Hearing what Dunleavy said, Battiers dander was raised.
Michael knows better, B...