Found June 18, 2013 on Next Impulse Sports:
Recently I’ve noticed this topic brought up by the media on several occasions.  I’ve heard some very credible reporters say he’s the smartest “basketball mind” in the league.  Last week Sportscenter ran a feature on LeBron’s “basketball IQ” that promoted this very idea.  It included teammate Shane Battier (who’s widely thought of as one of the most intelligent NBA players himself) saying LeBron “is like A Beautiful Mind.”   Why does this discussion have to happen?  Why can’t it be enough that he’s the best player in the world?  Why does the LeBron love-fest need to generate crazy ideas like this too? Here’s why it’s a ridiculous notion: Wouldn’t it make a lot more sense for the guy with the highest basketball IQ to be a player who’s been a superstar despite not possessing insane freak-of-nature athletic ability?  Off the top of my head, Steve Nash, Paul Pierce, Manu Ginobli, and the recently retired turned head coach just 9 days later Jason Kidd all come to mind (quic
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