The All-Time NBA Badass Team

June 20th, 2010 by Ashwath Krishna Leave a reply »
After Ron Artest put up an MVP-worthy performance in Game 7 of the NBA Finals (and a series of post-match interviews that should really be filed away by Congress for future generations) it got me thinking about players like Ron.  The Badasses.

The NBA has seen many memorable badasses in its time, Ron–Ron being just one of them. If there were such a list of players, who would be on it?

I decided to take it upon myself to create this lineup.

Please note: the starting five have been chosen on account of how badass they were, not by how good their careers were.

PG – Isiah Thomas 

The floor general of the legendary "Bad Boys" Pistons teams, Zeke has to be one of the baddest PGs to step on a basketball court. One of my uncles who's a lifelong Pistons fan has infinite stories of Isiah taking on guys who stood taller and wider than him...and he still got the better of them.

As long as we don't make him the GM, I'd pick him for an All-Badass NBA team anytime. 

SG – Allen Iverson

As Bill Simmons put it, A.I. "is a featherweight who carries himself like a heavyweigh ...

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