There's something about the bright lights of the sports world's biggest stages that brings the biggest stars to the forefront.
The postseason weighs heavier than any regular-season exploits in terms of defining a legacy and elevating players to legendary heights.
But even the elite talents need help from their supporters every now and then, often from players who have been anything but reliable throughout the season.
The playoffs bring the chance at a fresh beginning from players suffering through an uncharacteristically rough year. With the extra rest between games and the promise of a prolonged break at the conclusion, they give the opportunity for players to rewrite their bill of health.
These 10 players could change the outcome of a playoff series, for better or worse.