Courage Under Fire: The 10 Most Poised Players in the NBA

December 1st, 2009 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
In the NBA there are players that live for the moment, seizing it to their advantage, while there are others that are crushed by the weight of it. Careers can be made based on the ability to succeed in pressure-filled situations, and reputations can be tarnished for the failure to produce under those same circumstances. Poise is the ability to remain calm and function efficiently when everything is crumbling around you, to weather the storm while maintaining your composure. This is a serenade to the most poised players in the game, and it should not come as a surprise that some of the best players are included in it's ranks. Part of being a great player is the ability to continue to play your game when the chips are down, blocking out crowd noise and adapting to different situations. These are the moments when players transition to greatness, and their exploits are forever stitched in the depths of our memories. These are the players that use the fear that is present with the possibility of failure, and turn it into an advantage that they thrive and prosper from. I have done my best to compile a worthy list, but I am sure that there are players that may have escaped the para ...

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