1. LeBron James, NBA
It’s hard to imagine that James is the most intimidating player of the past 25 years, but yes, we’ve come to the conclusion that he couldn’t be overtaken here. While Jordan may have intimidated with his skill and competitiveness, James makes up for what he may lack in on-court intensity with a physicality and speed that no player in the history of the NBA can claim to have ever had. Seeing that he can both score, pass, run, jump, shoot, and shutdown the other team’s best player at 6’8″ and 250 pounds, James is a physical specimen that scientists probably can’t even explain.
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*Maybe Roger Federer in his prime.