Sports pundits sometimes talk about how some players like a LeBron James or a Kobe Bryant have a high basketball IQ. But some players have displayed high intelligence on and off the court, whether in academics or in business or politics or all of the above.
There are several players that just make the rest of us sick because they were so smart and crafty before, during and after their playing careers. They often seemed like they operated at a higher plane than the rest of us, which they often did, literally and figuratively.
Here are the smartest NBA players.