In order to succeed in the NBA, one must be cool, confident and collect, with some arrogance and bravado thrown in there too. In other words, you have to have swagger.
Swagger refers to a way a person or athlete carries himself. In the NBA, the way you carry yourself is directly related to your ability to carry your team. Sometimes this means coming off as arrogant, but other times it just consists of exhibiting a healthy dose of confidence.
Not every premier athlete boasts an abundance of swagger, but those who do are the ones we will remember most.
Whether we interpret it as being disgustingly cocky or amusing and easy to embrace is beside the point; swagger runs rampant throughout the hardwood.
Here are the current kings of swag.