Anderson Varejao Headlines List of NBA's Top 12 Role Players

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Anderson Varejao Headlines List of NBA's Top 12 Role Players

Breaking news in the NBA: LeBron James is really, really good.

As is Kobe Bryant.

And Kevin Durant.

And Dwyane Wade.

And Carmelo Anthony.

And Chris Paul.

Everyday, countless amounts of people across the world (myself included) try to eloquently capture the greatness of these players in blogs, articles, columns, tweets, you name it. And rightfully so—they've earned their place among the NBA's elite and deserve to be recognized.

But what about the unsung heroes of the league? The guys who game in, game out do whatever job is necessary to help their team win, whether it's score 20 points, grab 15 rebounds, shut down the other team's best player, or be the facilitator on offense?

I'm talking about the immeasurably important role player.

It's about time they get acknowledged for their invaluable contributions. So for today, the stars of the NBA can take a backseat to the unsung, often overlooked (but never forgotten) sidekicks.

Without further ado, let's get it going...

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