8 NBA Players Who You Didn’t Know Are Incredibly Smart

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As NBA fans, we judge players mostly by what we see on the court. Sure, the boom in social media has allowed us to get a closer look at their personal lives than ever before, but every action they take at the arena is documented and analyzed.

This can lead to judgements being made about players without having a full grasp of who they really are and what’s going through their head. For instance, there are a number of highly intelligent guys in the league who wouldn’t necessarily be characterized as having high basketball IQs (not all).

Here are 8 NBA players you wouldn’t expect to be smart, but are.

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