The unique psychological makeup that allowed DeAndre Jordan to rise up from discarded second round pick to arguably the best defensive player in the NBA.

It would be very surprising if Karl Towns and Jahlil Okafor aren't the first two names called by commissioner Adam Silver as the top of the 2015 NBA Draft. While that won't shock anyone who followed college basketball this season, the proposition of two centers as locks to go 1-2 is significant both from a historical perspective, despite the shifting importance of the position in the NBA.

The unique psychological makeup that allowed DeMarre Carroll to rise up from being waived by multiple NBA teams to an integral part of the #1 seed Atlanta Hawks.

The unique psychological makeup that allowed Patrick Beverley to rise up from being exiled to Russia to arguably the best defensive player in the NBA for the Houston Rockets.