The NBA has no shortage of ego, bravado and completely irrational self-confidence. The dearth of humility and critical, realistic self-evaluation makes the likelihood of any given player admitting that an opponent intimidates them extremely low.
However, the fact remains that a small handful of NBA players is extremely intimidating to face off against.
Let me clarify in this introduction that there are several different means of intimidation. Perhaps the most common is physical imposition. A hulking, jacked NBA center would certainly qualify.
Dominance at his position would also qualify as intimidating. What causes more ulcers for defenders than the advanced knowledge that they'll be going against a player who is damn near unstoppable?
The following 10 players, for one reason or another, are the most intimidating in the league.