Top 10 All-time Smart NBA Players

The smart players in NBA history played the game with remarkable style and a markedly cerebral approach. Take a look at the all-time cream of the crop in NBA.

10. Steve Nash

Nash with his excellent court vision and ability to wheel through the lane quite easily deserves a spot.


9. Jerry West

Jerry West could score even with the best of the players and he had a great talent in passing the ball.


8. Elgin Baylor

Baylor’s 1961-62 season was amazing even by today’s standards. He averaged 18.6 rebounds and 38.3 points per game.


7. Bill Russell

Bill Russell had 11 championship rings in 13 seasons. There may not be great statistics for him, but Russell provided great contributions to the team.


6. Oscar Robertson

Oscar is the only player to ever average a triple-double in a season. He had amazing numbers in the 1961-1962 season with 30.8 points, 11.4 assists and 12.5 rebounds.


5. Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant is one of the most talented and smartest players to ever have graced the basketball court. He still is extraordinary.


4. Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd is one of the best point guard that has ever played the game. He had phenomenal court vision and an outstanding ability to pass the ball.


3. Larry Bird

Larry Bird, better known as Larry Legend, not only had outstanding shooting ability, but he could also do a little bit of everything.


2. Michael Jordan

His Airness. Enough said.


1. Magic Johnson

THE best point guard of all-time.