25 NBA Players Under the Greatest Pressure

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25 NBA Players Under the Greatest Pressure
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Being an athlete is a very stressful job. Keeping yourself in shape is essential. You can’t really see your family much. You’re under extreme pressure to perform well, and more importantly, to help your team win.

All basketball players are pressured—some more than others. This season, there are a handful who really have to prove something to fans and critics alike. Some must show that they’re not playoff underachievers. Others have to keep their legacy intact. Another group needs the NBA world to know that they’re not lottery busts.  

The following list contains the most pressured NBA players this upcoming season. 

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