NBA: Ranking the 5 Most Exciting Players (With Video Evidence)


April 28, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates after making a basket against the Denver Nuggets during the third quarter in game four of the first round of the 2013 NBA playoffs at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nuggets 115-101. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The playoffs are the time where fans are able to be a part of the team, and be as passionate as they want. In the NBA, that passion and noise-making really doesn’t come without the energy from the team.

If you’re exciting, your home crowd is going to be great.

Here’s a list of the five most exciting players.

1. LeBron James:

If LeBron wanted to, he could be averaging a triple-double, no question about it. Whether it was the fact that the critics got to his head, or he just shut out all the noise, LeBron has become a clutch performer, and one of the best in every category in the NBA.

He’s a great force, very strong, and performs heads-up plays that amaze everyone. He could easily be the most dominant player in NBA history. It’s looking better and better for him everyday.

The Heat are poised to win the title this year, and most of their success can be attributed to LeBron. From his energetic dunks to his rebounds, to even his fading 3-pointers, it’s very exciting for the crowd to watch, no matter what he’s doing.

2. Nate Robinson:

A 5’9″ guy that can dunk? How can he not be on this list?

Robinson’s play continues to excite me every day when I watch him. He filled in for Derrick Rose perfectly, and was able to lead his team to victory over the Brooklyn Nets in the first round. Robinson made some very clutch shots and went head-to-head with LeBron, the best player in the universe.

Sure, the Bulls lost to the Heat in five games, but it was a great run and Robinson really showed what he’s made of. The Bulls are a great team, but cannot afford to re-sign him.

Where is he going next? Maybe he should re-sign with the Boston Celtics.

3. Stephen Curry:

Golden State Warriors’ fans get excited at even a free throw, but Madison Square Garden isn’t very easy to impress. Curry went in there, and on the biggest stage in the NBA, dropped 54 points, a career high. He had the crowd “ooing and ahhing” as he ran down the court and shimmied. Curry is by far one of the NBA’s most exciting.

A snub for the All-Star and All-NBA teams, Curry was really underrated this year. He averaged around 23 points per game in the season and in the playoffs, scoring 40 or more three times in total.

Curry’s shooting isn’t streaky, and although early, may be the best in NBA history.

After all that, he is Golden State’s hero, and has a very bright future.

4. Russell Westbrook:

Kevin Durant is an incredible scorer, sure, but Westbrook is the more exciting out of the two. From his ferocious dunks, to even 3-pointers, he’s a great scorer, finisher, and really knows how to play the point guard spot despite contrary belief.

He continues to amaze me, and when he went down with that torn Meniscus, it was just bad news for the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He’s even had the commentators shocked:

5. Blake Griffin:

This guy really doesn’t need an explanation. He may flop a lot, if you’ve realized, but he sure knows how to throw down the basketball.

Without a doubt, he’s one of the most explosive dunkers in the NBA. He knows what he’s doing.

Just type in “Blake Griffin dunk” on Youtube.