The 17 Smartest NBA Players Of All Time

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There are certain qualities which every NBA general manager and coach is looking for in any player and the qualities are mostly described in terms which are used frequently that they begin losing meaning. One of these qualities that NBA teams covet in any player is having a high basketball IQ.

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Any time a coach, teammate, member of the media or an executive wants to heap any additional praise upon a basketball player they simply apply the “High Basketball IQ” label. The fact that it’s not easy to quantify the IQ relative to basketball usually makes this label difficult to argue.While many basketball players have had the IQ label applied, there are several players in the league who are legitimately smart and would they score exceptionally well on the traditional IQ test. Check out the 17 smartest NBA players of all time. Who made the list?

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