Intimidation is always a factor in the NBA. In a sport that features the most individually centered spotlights, there's a large difference between being respected and being feared.
Intimidation can come in many forms. Good intimidation is brought upon an athlete through so many legendary performances that opponents tend to fear the athlete on account for the statistics that may be showcased. Physical intimidation is on account of sheer size or attitude of the athlete toward opponents. And bad intimidation is having the athlete's own teammates fear the reactions of the athlete.
Let's dive into the top 10 most intimidating players in the NBA—both good and bad.