He is as freakishly athletic as they come. He can block Lebron's shot, posterize most NBA centers, out rebound all of the other Clipper wings every night, and not hesitate to take the big shot. The one question that may circle over EB's head is whether he truly has the natural smarts and instincts to be an All-Star caliber NBA point guard.
When looking at the premier point guards over the years, the likes of Jerry West, Magic Johnson, John Stockton, Gary Payton, Jason Kidd, Steve Nash, Chris Paul, and Deron Williams come to mind. With the possible exception of Deron Williams, freakish athleticism isn't probably the first adjective that you would attach to these players. High basketball IQ and creativity are probably more appropriate words to describe them.
Are the skills to play and become an outstanding point guard innate and instinctive, or can they be learned as EB is attempting to learn them right now? Does on-the-job training work when someone may not have been born with the inherited ability to quarterback a team?
Does EB have enough smarts or basketball IQ to become an All-Star caliber NBA point guard?
Yes (80 votes)
No (67 votes)
147 total votes