The sixth man is every championship contending NBA team's unsung hero.
When the starters are struggling, he's the first one to step up and take on the role of righting the team.
He's got to be able to score in a variety of ways, while passing, rebounding and playing defense—basically anything the team needs of him.
At times, the sixth man is even more valuable than some starters, and the men on this list all make an impact on their respective teams.
Who are the best sixth men in the game?
Find out on the next few slides.