Carmelo Anthony calls LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Chris Paul this...

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‘What's In Your Glass' is a weekly livestream on YouTube between Melo, a special guest and wine lovers all over the world. Melo's latest guest is Dlynn Proctor of Uncorked.

The two discuss the culture of wine and educating listeners on particular red wines for approximately an hour. Proctor jumped off the stream and Melo stayed on for a Q&A.

One of the questions Melo was asked was who are the smartest NBA players he's ever faced in the league. For someone who has been in the league for 18 years, Melo has seen a lot.

His response is an elite group, no doubt about that.

Kobe. LeBron. Chris Paul.

All of which have been teammates with Melo on the 2008, 2012 USA national basketball team. 

I would have to say either Kobe… It's not either… It's Kobe and LeBron as far as being the smartest basketball minds, intellectuals, know everything about the game. Know everything about each player, the ins and outs. Those two guys are at the top when it comes to the mental part of this game. Chris Paul is definitely one of those guys. I would have to say those three. - Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant wrote and hosted a show called ‘Detail,' where each episode featured Bryant's high-level analysis and insights as he breaks down games and individual performances throughout the NBA, WNBA and college basketball. 

LeBron is LeBron.

And this isn't the first time someone has called out Chris Paul and his mental strengths in the game of basketball. 

Last week, Melo and special guest Ludacris talked about the biggest trash talkers he has faced in the NBA.

No surprise, he said "The Glove" Gary Payton and Kevin Garnett.

Wonder what the great basketball (and wine) mind of Carmelo Anthony will dish out next week...

Be sure to listen to the latest Talkin' Blazers Podcast with hosts NBA champion Channing Frye and Emmy Award winner Dan Sheldon.

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