NBA: Who Has the Killer Instinct and Who Doesn’t

November 17th, 2010 by Brett Stone Leave a reply »

Before we go too deep, allow me to clarify what the “killer instinct” is.


The killer instinct is when a player can single handedly take over a game, put his team on his back while getting them involved. Its wanting to take that last second buzzer beater to win the game.


Very few current NBA players possess this awe inspiring trait, and to be fair Michael Jordan set the bar pretty damn high. So let's look at who does possess it first and then the superstars that don't.


Not surprisingly the first name that comes to my mind is Kobe Bryant. He's as close as anyone has come to being “the next Jordan," and he does a lot of the same things Jordan did. Kobe shoots the fade-away, has an over-active tongue and can take a game over in a heartbeat. Let's also no ...

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