Originally posted on Ball Don't Lie  |  Last updated 10/11/11
It's a cliche that championship teams need great role players, but that doesn't make it any less true. Look at any of the best teams in basketball history, and they're likely to have at least two secondary players who stepped up their games to reach ultimate glory. Yet, for all their successes, these players are usually not worthy of individual accolades like All-Star selections. When they succeed, it's in part because they're only asked to do specific things rather than control a game on their own. In other words, they are not Hall of Famers. Don't tell that to Carmelo Anthony, though, because he says Rick Fox belongs in Springfield. I'm serious. From an interview with GQ (via TBJ): I think people fail to realize that teams and organizations have been stacking teams since way back in the day. The Lakers had the Showtime era. Boston had six hall of famers on one team. You had Detroit, the New York Knicks, and now the Miami Heat. They were stacking their teams back then, it just fe...
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