Outside of basketball, would you consider him intelligent? Use whatever metric for intelligence you want
Dont know him. Little life lesson I can give you as an old man, never judge a book by its cover.
Warren Buffet called him a talented investor once, take it as you will
How would you even argue that he isn’t intelligent? Everything he does is calculated and thought out, not to mention his understanding of the game and his limits
Arguing either way is dumb nobody knows the guy.
There’s 100% an argument for his intelligence. He’s built an empire.
It’s far easier to argue he’s intelligent than it is to argue otherwise.
He doin somethin right
Of course. The guy has a photographic memory. Whether he’s knowledgeable about various topics unrelated to basketball or not, I can’t tell you
About non-basketball stuff? Average intelligence i guess
Why are you even asking this deficit framing question? Do you ask if white players are intelligent?
As pointless as this question may be, introducing race makes even less sense.
Not at all because Black athletes aren’t given the grace of presumption and so we get questions like OP’s.
You just named a bunch of black athletes who have proven their intelligence by building empires outside of the sport. Its a useless question framed in way that makes one wonder why youd even ask it. Using Tom Brady, a white athlete, as an example of someo
What does your race have to do with anything as if Black people don’t suffer from internalized bias. Anyhow, why is it even on your mind to question his intelligence. You’d never ask this about a white player
Yes, highly intelligent.
Yes. The way he has navigated his PR and the way he has set himself up In the media makes him a genius. Hes practically a Saint in many peoples eyes. Id go as far as to say that hes setting himself up for a presidential run. Hes extremely manipulative and
I forgot to mention, I think hes a mastermind
Yeah, he clearly has really good memory and problem solving abilities. Hes probably not good at most things that require college education but hes probably the king of person who easily could be if he gave it a chance.
If he can be this smart at B ball. I 100% believe if he puts his mind too it he’d be really good at anything he wants.
It really doesnt work like that. You think he could be like Magnus Carlson if LeBron played chess?
How can you say he’s probably not good at most things that require a college education? What the f does a college education prove? And problem solving skills is a marker of intelligence.
Because he didn’t go to college and has been an NBA player with no need for college subjects?? I’m not saying it proves anything I’m saying he has the foundation for intelligence in most subjects, you’re twisting this into a way to get offended.
Does it matter?
If hes not, hes got the right people around him... And that would make him smart
Well he appears to be a great businessman and has conducted himself off the court amazingly, so yeah, Id say hes a smart guy.
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Yes. He has a very good memory. Are you American? You probably had classmates that did well in AP classes, right? You probably considered them smart. When we use the word smart colloquially, the first thing we think of is academic success, or being a doct
His interviews and media relations abilities very clearly demonstrate exceptional innate verbal ability, and weve seen that he also possesses an amazing memory when he shows off that he knows the other teams plays (in some cases better than they do). Th