Despite the attention that we lavish on the No. 1 guys on teams, each winning roster is made up of more than just one player. There are many No. 1 players in the NBA in major need of a sidekick.
No big-time player has ever won a championship by himself. Although it is claimed that Michael Jordan did it, Scottie Pippen was no scrub. He was only one of the best perimeter defenders in the game at the time. Magic Johnson needed James Worthy and an aging Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Larry Bird needed Kevin McHale and Robert Parish.
Since Jordan, the sport of basketball has come under a huge misconception that a superstar wins games alone. Basketball is a team game, and no superstar has ever won by himself. Not even LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade were able to win a title on their own. Together, they won a title in just two years and probably should have two titles by now.
There are many superstar-caliber players who need that dynamic sidekick to flourish. Pippen was not as good as Jordan, but he complemented him well. That is what the players on this list need: a dynamic teammate that can bring energy and improve the team without infringing upon their superstar teammate's game.