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SI PLAYERS POLL

[Based on a survey of 227 NBA players]
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For complete results and a breakdown of the poll go to SI.com/scorecard.

Who is the smartest player in the NBA?

Tim Duncan 25%
Spurs forward

Jason Kidd 21%
Nets guard

Steve Nash 16%
Suns guard

Reggie Miller 8%
Pacers guard

FAST FACTS: Duncan has a psychology degree from Wake Forest.... Kidd, who got 54% of the vote from players 35 and older, is the only one of the four who did not attend four years of college.... Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was fifth, at 5%.

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