Not every NBA star has street cred, no matter how hard he may try to achieve such a distinction.
I'm not talking about true street cred, which enables someone to get by in the metropolis by standing out amongst peers and strangers, but rather a different, basketball-related version.
This type of street cred is impossible to truly define and instead serves as a sort of "it" factor: You either have "it," or you don't.
That's NBA street cred.
There are different branches as well. Some guys earn their spots in the rankings through loyalty, others through the fear they inspire around the league and others through the respect they command in The Association.
Regardless of the method in which they earned it, each of these 10 NBA stars is in full possession of some serious street cred.