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ESPN's Chris Palmer Ranks Kobe NBA's Smartest Player, Kevin Durant Takes Offense To His Own Placing


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 04:58 PM

Do you guys agree that Kobe's the smartest NBA player? How different would your rankings be if at all? Does KD have a legitimate beef at his placement?

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chris palmer         @ESPNChrisPalmer

NBA's Smartest Players: 1. Kobe 2. Rondo 3. LeBron 4. CP3 5. Nash


9:08 AM - 16 Jul 2013

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NBA's Smartest: 6. TP 7. Pau 8. Steph 9. Love 10. D-Wade 11. Kyrie 12. Duncan 13. Metta 14. D-Rose 15. KD 16. KG 17. Rubio


9:22 AM - 16 Jul 2013

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After KD’s tweet Palmer tried to get back on his good side.
 

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#2 Ven

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:25 PM

Why even phrase Molly's.

 

It is a dubious list to say the least considering Rondo, Nash, Pau, and Steph being ranked so high. Still depends on how he defines 'smartest' player, whether by playmaking, scoring impact in critical times, defensive and offensive balance. That being said, Kobe mastered the Triangle offense, not many can say that.



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:28 PM

Yes. When I take mdma the first thing I do is get on Twitter and make posts about NBA smarts.

 

KD's retweet sums up Palmer's placing of him.


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:35 PM

I'm guessing he is judging BBall IQ. I agree with most of his list. I dont know why kd would even be mad about that.

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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:38 PM

Metta at 13. Metta should be at the bottom of the nba. Guy blew so many games for us and took the dumbest shots. Idk how he could MWP there. 



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:40 PM

These lists are so subjective that they can't be taken too seriously but how would you ever form an argument that KD is 15th great as he is in the NBA...like how do you argue that Steph, Kyrie and Metta are smarter lol and Duncan is #12 lol GTFOH man


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:40 PM

I'm questioning why Tim Duncan isn't in the top three.



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Dunno how Love is at 9 or Kyrie is at 11 but Palmer has a hard on for Kyrie. Nash and Duncan should be top 5



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 05:46 PM

The NBA does mandatory IQ tests?



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 06:03 PM

rondo, lebron, and cp3 above nash?

 

 

idk about that one



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 06:55 PM

rondo, lebron, and cp3 above nash?

 

 

idk about that one

I think thats plausible.  Outside of Rondo you could make a case for Lebron and CP3 being smarter players...they are definitely better players


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 07:25 PM

I agree with Kobe at number 1, but the rest of the list is a little odd to me. Not sure why Durant cares where he placed on it, not like it's set in stone lol. Just one man's opinion.



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I think thats plausible.  Outside of Rondo you could make a case for Lebron and CP3 being smarter players...they are definitely better players

better athletically yes, skill wise...again, idk

 

but i'd say nash is the smarter player of the three mentioned

 

more athletic =/= better player

 

nash is an incredible passer, dribbler, and shooter

 

but, without getting off track, i still say nash is the smarter player, cp3 i can see being comparable, but not lebron imo lol



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 09:16 PM

I think Duncan is #1 if we're talking about basketball IQ. 



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 09:16 PM

Nowitzki ? 


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 09:18 PM

How is JaVale McGee not on the list?


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Posted July 17, 2013 - 10:47 PM

^ Also DeAndre Jordan 



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Posted July 17, 2013 - 11:22 PM

Duncan at 12? Metta at 13?!

 

Horrid list.



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Posted July 18, 2013 - 12:40 AM

Luke Walton has BBIQ.

Where he at!?

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Posted July 18, 2013 - 12:48 AM

I think Duncan is #1 if we're talking about basketball IQ. 

 

disagree. 

 

kobe

duncan

lebron

nash

dirk

parker

CP3

rondo 

KG

Pau

pierce

wade

curry

KD

irving

love

 

would be my list but i know i'm forgetting some people


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