I assuming that misconception of hardworking is synonim of tallent, right? ... hardworking in practice, in games? probably those who work harde than everyone are role players that try to keep a place in the league, no Superstarts.
Jerry Sloan used to say Rafael Araujo was the hardest working player he'd ever seen in the league. Still, no matter how hard he worked, he was still always the 15th man at the end of Jerry Sloans bench who was lucky to get 2 minutes of garbage time in blowouts.
Threads like this are so stupid. Look at OP, most of the players listed there are stars or superstars. I bet there is a ton of harder working scrubs and average players in the league but since they are nobodies, nobody ever mentions them and their work ethic.