The NBA is usually all about guys who get it done offensively.
Without a doubt, however, defense is the most underrated aspect of the game. Measuring defense simply can't be done, but at the same time, the players will be able to tell the differences between, say, a Dwight Howard and an Andrea Bargnani.
I simply cannot overstate what defense does for teams. Time after time, some of the best defensive teams win championships.
Aside from that, each team (unless you're a Los Angeles Clipper) has that one historical figure whose abilities stuck out from the rest. I'm here to inform you of these 30 men within the following slides.
With all that in mind, we're ready for takeoff!
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