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The NBA
Jack McCallum
February 10, 1992
Wishful Thinking?
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February 10, 1992

The Nba

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The fact that five of the six above-mentioned players are white suggests that the vote may have been tinged by racial stereotyping; indeed, it says here that any number of black players—Michael Jordan, Joe Dumars and Maurice Cheeks, to name just three—merit serious consideration for smartest player. But Thomas's court sense was recognized in the balloting, and several respondents indicated that Magic Johnson would have won easily were he still active.

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