NBA Playoffs: The Four Best in the West

Brandon RibakSenior Writer IMay 7, 2009

NBA Playoffs: The Four Best in the West

0 of 4

    DENVER - MAY 05:  Chauncey Billups #7 of the Denver Nuggets reacts as the Nuggets take a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May

4. Yao Ming

1 of 4

    HOUSTON - APRIL 30:  Center Yao Ming #11 of the Houston Rockets reacts during play against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center on April 30, 2009 in Houston, Texas. NO

3. Chauncey Billups

2 of 4

    DENVER - MAY 05:  Chauncey Billups #7 of the Denver Nuggets reacts after scroing against the Dallas Mavericks in the fourth quarter in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 5, 2009 in Denver, Col

2. Dirk Nowitzki

3 of 4

    DENVER - MAY 05:  Dirk Nowitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks makes a move around the defense of Chris Andersen #11 of the Denver Nuggets in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 5, 2009 in Denver,

1. Kobe Bryant

4 of 4

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06:  (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN RE-CROPPED) Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts in the second quarter against the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at S