Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash Among 10 Smartest Players in the NBA

03/02/2012 07:58 am ET | Updated May 02, 2012

For any team to have some sort of success, the chances are likely that they need to have a smart leader dictating the flow and rhythm of this team. If they're not a leader on the court, then they're either playing a prominent role on defense and being more of a "glue guy" that promotes team unity and working together as a cohesive unit.

Being a smart player on the court doesn't always translate to certain championships, but it will usually translate to success.


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