NBA Playoffs: The Five Most Intimidating Players

Brandon Ribak@reebokforthreeSenior Writer IMay 6, 2009

NBA Playoffs: The Five Most Intimidating Players

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    AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 26:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers goes for the dunk against the Detroit Pistons in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the Palace of Auburn Hills on April 26, 2009 in Au

5. Paul Pierce

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    BOSTON - MAY 02:  Paul Pierce #34 of the Boston Celtics celebrates the win over the Chicago Bulls in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at TD Banknorth Garden on May 2, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtic

4. Yao Ming

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    HOUSTON - APRIL 30:  Center Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets makes the slam dunk against Joel Przybilla #10 of the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 30, 200

3. Kobe Bryant

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 04:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against Ron Artest #96 of the Houston Rockets in the fourth quarter of Game One of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on May

2. Dwight Howard

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    CHICAGO - FEBRUARY 24:  Ben Gordon #7 of the Chicago Bulls drives for a shot attempt against Dwight Howard #12 of the Orlando Magic at the United Center on Feberuary 24, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agreees tha

1. LeBron James

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    AUBURN HILLS, MI - APRIL 26:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers does his pre game ritual prior to playing the Detroit Pistons in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Apri