The NBA's 10 Biggest "Knuckleheads"

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The NBA's 10 Biggest
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Every sport has its super talented players that tantalize teams and fans with their talent, but underachieve and never seem to have it altogether upstairs. They are so naturally skilled and gifted, yet maybe aren’t completely serious on the court nor give their best efforts all the time. They might be brash, a head case or just immature, and sometimes their natural demeanor affects them and gets them in trouble off the court as well. These super talented players I speak of that seem to get by on talent and crazy potential alone are what I call “Knuckleheads.” You know them when you see them just based on what they show you on the floor in terms of talent and demeanor.

To qualify being a “knucklehead,” a player has to have some, but not all of these qualities:

-Very naturally talented, make it look effortless
-Immature on and off court
-Don’t always try or consistently give the best effort
-Underachieve statistically
-Can be a ball hog and play overly selfish
-Have a “too cool” to play hard attitude (Randy Moss “play when I want to” syndrome)
-Try to make too much happen by trying to play outside their position
-MUST NOT be a bona fide NBA superstar who routinely produces and expects to get calls (LeBron James, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, etc.)

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