Basketball IQ

According to our scouts, no one understands the finer points of the game better than Utah's John Stockton.

Updated: February 28, 2003, 11:49 AM ET
By By Terry Brown
If John Stockton were to leave a train station moving half as fast as your average NBA player and jumping one-third the height of your typical high school phenom, then how in the world would he, 19 years later, be the league's all-time leader in assists and steals?

Solve that mathematical word problem and you'll begin to understand why more NBA scouts believe that a 6-foot-1 point guard from Gonzaga University is the smartest player on the court today.