It's truly astonishing how few teams and fans of the NBA have figured this out. In order to win an NBA championship, the idea of a "best player" must be thrown to the wind. A championship team is one that depends on every single player in the rotation fulfilling their expectations and every coach calling games to perfection.
Evidence of such is the fact that no team that has won an NBA championship has ever been dependent on one player. Ever.
Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman. Shaquille O'Neal had Kobe Bryant. Kobe had Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. David Robinson had Tim Duncan. And Duncan had Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.
The issue with that statement is that it's all false. They had a supporting cast that went well-beyond the players we all know.
The Bruce Bowens, Robert Horrys, Steve Kerrs, Sean Elliots and Lamar Odoms may be unheralded, but they are not to be undervalued. This is why Rajon Rondo is the best point guard in the NBA; not a single player in the Boston Celtics' lineup goes unnoticed.
From Kevin Garnett to Marquis Daniels, every player is involved. At the heart of this is an excellent system and the best facilitator in the NBA.