If you know anything about the NBA or watched Hoop Dreams, you'd know the odds of making it to the 'L' are generally a bit slim; it's a little bit harder than having a "wicked jump shot" as Biggie says. As such, all NBA players have to have some level of badassery to make it. It's just that some players are more badass than others.
In fact, some of the best moments of the the 2012-13 season were so badass, we wonder if there's a word in the English dictionary that truly describes 'em. Obliterations? Dominations? Brandon-Knightings? Maybe that last one's not in the dictionary, but come and describe them for yourself in The 25 Most Badass Plays of the 2012-13 NBA Season in GIFs.