Some athletes are “hard men” on and off the court, and they love it. Having a one up on their opponents, thriving on the roar of the crowd whether it’s with or against them, that surge of power that comes with knowing you are King. Not all of the bad boys on this list were vicious, dirty players, most are just that good that their reputation precedes them. Take a look at the 15 biggest, baddest athletes in NBA history.
Wallace won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award four times, that’s not easy. The size of Wallace probably explains where his power comes from, 6 ft 9 in. His strength makes him one of only five players to have more blocks than personal fouls and he’s the only player among those to also have more steals than turnovers.