Intimidating face paint
This is the man that once choked his coach because he told him to "put a little mustard" on a pass.
Yeah, it's safe to say that you were never sure what this guy was going to do.
Sure, there is some debate over just how clutch he was (he air-balled the potential game-winner in Game 7 of the 1994 playoffs against the Knicks), but he had the reputation of being clutch, which is all you really need to be intimidating.
Intimidating Quality: Confidence, dominance If there is one thing that scared me about the Miami Heat in the finals, it's that they had Dwyane Wade.
There isn't a more devastating crossover in the history of the game, and I'll stick by that comment all day.
Then, when he started to break down from age and the various bumps and bruises that a player eventually experiences, he started to get mean and physical.
He routinely knocks players down and roughs them up as much as possible within the rules.
He had the same demeanor when he was a player, but he also played shooting guard like a linebacker, refusing to give up an inch on defense.
Intimidating Quality: Craziness If there is one thing you can say about Latrell Sprewell, it's that he was crazy, and at his peak, he was the craziest player in the league.