LeBron James and the Most Jacked Muscle Men in the NBA
Which players look more like NFL linebackers than NBA stars? Which guys could pose as models for a Greek statue?
LeBron James is alongside four others on this list of the NBA's most jacked players. These select few are all monsters, and in the infamous words of South Park's Cartman, they are "beefcakes."
Each one has muscles that you don't normally see in the NBA, and all of these players are bona fide stars as well.
5. Andre Iguodala
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Andre Iguodala is the biggest star on the Philadelphia 76ers. Any success that the team has usually hinges on how well he plays. He has some serious guns as well.
The 6'6", 207-pound 76er is the smallest player listed here, but he certainty isn't small.
His play isn't really predicated on strength, though. As a shooting guard/small forward, Iguodala has more of an all-around game.
But Iguodala does use his tremendous power to muscle through defenders on his way to the rack, and when he gets there, you should be ready to see some rim-rattling dunks.
4. Blake Griffin
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There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Los Angeles Clippers this season, and for good reason. The addition of Chris Paul to the roster has fans wondering what could be.
Blake Griffin is another reason for the unbridled enthusiasm.
The 6'10", 251-pound juggernaut is a beast in the paint.
He has even been compared to Hall of Famer Karl Malone, because of his skill and tenacity under the rim.
Griffin might need to start playing better defense to earn that honor, though.
One thing is for sure, no one is going to push Griffin around, and if they try, he pushes right back.
3. Ben Wallace
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While he might not have been a major contributor on offense, who didn't enjoy watching the gritty defensive performances of Ben Wallace as a member of the Detroit Pistons' 2003-2004 championship team?
Now, Wallace is back for his second stint with the Pistons, and he brought his 6'9", 240-pound frame with him.
Wallace isn't a starter for the Pistons, but he comes in off the bench and plays great defense. It doesn't matter who Wallace is guarding, his presence is intimidating.
Any guy that is 6'9" and plays the center position has to be strong. Take a look at Ben Wallace and you'll see that he doesn't stray from that formula in the least.
2. LeBron James
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Love him or hate him, there is no doubt that LeBron James is a physical specimen.
James really has no holes in his game. He is a great passer, a solid defender, he can shoot from range, dunk with ease, rebound and do just about anything else the coaching staff asks of him.
James is stacked, too. He is 6'8", 250 pounds, and one could argue that he is the best athlete in the NBA.
The guy started off as a point guard for Cleveland, and not too many players have ever been able to pull that off at his size (Magic Johnson did it pretty well).
Whether you think James is the most athletic player or not, if there were a list of people you would least like to box in the NBA, even if you hated James with a passion, he would have to be at the top of that list.
1. Dwight Howard
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There has been quite a bit of buzz around the Dwight Howard trade rumors, but they have started to subside, and Orlando Magic fans should be happy that they have.
Howard has come a long way from the scrawny player he once was fresh out of high school. Now, he has one of the most impressive physiques in the NBA. He sits at a towering 6'11", 265 pounds.
At the slam dunk contest in 2008, Howard removed his uniform and exposed a Superman outfit. He went on to throw down one of the most ferocious dunks in NBA history. Maybe he really is Superman.
The sheer power Howard exhibits when he dunks the ball is something legends are made of, and he is quickly becoming one.