Most Passionate NBA Players of All Time

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1Kevin GarnettKevin Maurice Garnett is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.

You can rest assured that almost everyone outside of Boston hates Kevin Garnett. Right or wrong, they hate the antics, the yelling, the trash talking and the pounding of the chest like he's been cast in an R. Kelly video.
Still, you can't find a soul who doubts his work ethic and his unwavering passion for the game. It takes a passionate player to bust his behind, night in and night out

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2Kobe BryantKobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

You don't have to like Bryant, but you have to respect his passion for the game and his will to win. He's never satisfied and he's always looking to get better.

3Joakim NoahJoakim Simon Noah is a professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association.

He's a beast
I love to watch him play

4Steve NashStephen John Nash, is a Canadian retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

His character on and off the court have been a shining example to the rest of the Suns in how they should conduct themselves.

He tries his best to win every game - 2storm

5LeBron JamesLeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

LeBron wants to win. When he plays you can the burning fire in his eyes. He goes out on the court and gives it his all every game, every play, every day. He's amazing! #Bronnie

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6Blake Griffin
7Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

I love how Serge Ibaka is on this but nobody put MJ. His will to win is one of the greatest in any sport

MJ and Kobe are hands down the most passionate men to ever pick up a basketball. Lebron James, Blake Griffin above him?! SMH

8Jerry WestJerry Alan West is an American retired basketball player who played his entire professional career for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Jerry West was a player who lived and breathed basketball. He dove after every loose ball, played through multiple injuries and repeatedly drove into the paint in the super-physical '60s. If that's not passionate basketball, I don't know what is. - bishop.moore07

There is nobody in today's NBA who can equal his passion for the game.

The beast jerry west is a dominate shooter (years ago)

He "IS" the NBA logo for gosh sakes!

9Serge Ibaka

From bench guy to vital part of the team has happened quickly and it's been due to a combination of talent and his relentless passion to get better.

10Luis Scola

Luis Scola plays with a motor that just won't quit. His raw determination to be the best has come from the fact that he's never been able to just dominate his opponent.

The Contenders

11Allen IversonAllen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.
12Kevin LoveKevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.
13Dwyane WadeDwyane Tyrone Wade Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.

Dwyane Wade wants to win. There is no question of that. It takes a player passionate about success to give up the spotlight to a player that is better than him.

14Paul PiercePaul Anthony Pierce is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
15Kevin DurantKevin Wayne Durant is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.V1 Comment
16Dennis Rodman

This guy cried just for receiving the DPOY. Not even the MVP... The DPOY...

17Larry BirdLarry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.
18Chris PaulChristopher Emmanuel Paul is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association.
19Draymond Green

He me get angry sometimes but that's passion

20Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association.
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