With only eight teams remaining in the NBA Playoffs, there are still a number of players who pose serious threats to opposing teams.
These players are scary on both ends of the court and they know how to take charge of a game. So without further ado, I present to you the five most intimidating athletes left in the NBA Playoffs!
After watching the Boston Celtics take on the Chicago Bulls during the first round of the playoffs, I have officially changed Pierce's nickname from "The Truth" to "God."
Pierce is an extremely clutch basketball player who consistently comes up huge for his team.
Standing at 7'6", Yao is possibly one of the scariest players to play against one-on-one. He is capable of blocking any shot in his area, knocking down the open jumper, grabbing practically any rebound, and dishing the ball for the assist.
Ming played a phenomenal game against the Lakers on Monday night, proving that it will be difficult for the Lakers to eliminate Houston.
The Black Mamba.
If it were not for the next two players on this list, Bryant would obviously be the most intimidating player in the NBA Playoffs.
Bryant makes it remarkably difficult for an opposing player to guard him one-on-one.
He is more clutch than any player in the entire league, with enough talent to dominate a game and bring home the win.
The Defensive Player of the Year, Superman.
Howard averaged more rebounds and blocks per game than anybody in the NBA this season.
He has single-handedly caused more players to adjust their shot and change their mind about taking the ball to the hoop.
Howard is an absolute beast and surely a player that I would never want to face.
James was crowned MVP on Monday and rightfully deserved it. He can do absolutely anything at such a superior level, this includes shooting, blocking, stealing, passing, rebounding, and most of all, taking over a game at any given moment.
He is the best player in the NBA today and naturally the most intimidating player in the NBA Playoffs.