When you're looking for the true experts, you don't have to look any further than those who play the game every day. That's why The Players' Tribune created Elite 101, a series where players break down other players, from the best at their position to those they play against week in and week out. Because let's face it: The players know best.

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The 5 Toughest Players I’ve Ever Defended

People love to rank NBA eras, so let me be clear — my generation was the best.

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The 5 Toughest Guys I’ve Ever Faced

Listen, don’t be scrolling down right now. I need to give you guys some perspective before I drop a top five list on you. Don’t be scrolling down the page to see who I picked. Not yet. We’re gonna do…

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My 5 Dream Matchups

When I see highlights of the greatest wide receivers of all time, it’s tough for me as a competitor to not sit back and think, Man, I wish I could have played against some of those guys.

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The 5 Toughest Receivers I’ve Ever Covered

You always want to challenge yourself and compete against the best. With that in mind, these are the guys I always look forward to lining up against on Sundays.

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Elite Guards 101: Playoff Edition

I’ve heard your cries, people. We’re back in the film room for another Elite 101 session, but this time we’re going to focus on playoff basketball. The 2016 NBA playoffs saw some incredible guard play, and I’m going to highlight…

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The 5 Toughest Receivers I’ve Ever Covered

At least 80 percent of interceptions start in bed. Or in a recliner. I’m serious. Monday through Friday, all I do is watch film on receivers.

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My 5 Favorite Finishing Moves of All-Time

You didn't know whether the Stone Cold Stunner was coming then or at the end of the show, but you knew you'd see one at some point and you were looking forward to it.

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The 5 Toughest Defensemen I’ve Ever Faced

A lot of people have been asking when I was going to deliver on my promise to do a sequel to my Elite Centers 101 article. This time around, I thought it would be cool to expand beyond centers and…

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The Five Toughest Players I’ve Ever Faced

Great players can analyze a situation, remain calm and execute on an extremely consistent basis — especially in crunch time.

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What's a Glue Guy?

Some glue guys are made, and others are born.

Los Angeles Clippers' Jamal Crawford, center, drives to the basket between Houston Rockets defenders Terrence Jones (6) and Trevor Ariza, right, during the second half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, May 6, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Elite 101: Shot Creators

Here’s my list of guys I’ve played against who are elite at creating their own shot at any time.

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The 5 Toughest Guys I’ve Ever Blocked

When I reflect on the toughest players I’ve ever blocked, it’s these five guys who stand out amongst the rest.