NBA Role Players Who Have Fallen From Relevance Into Obscurity

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NBA Role Players Who Have Fallen From Relevance Into Obscurity
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The NBA is most often noted for its superstar players. Names like LeBron, Kobe, Shaq, Carmelo, and CP3 resonate loudly in the heads of many common Americans.

NBA teams, however, can only be successful with solid contributions from role players. They may not end up on SportsCenter, but role players definitely contribute to a team's winning (or losing) ways.

Some role players have exceptional years, but shortly after fall into obscurity. Why is this? Sometimes, it can be a change in scenery, whether it be within their own organization or moving teams. Others simply lose their abilities with age.

Regardless of reason, these following players all made significant contributions to their teams in past years, but have seemingly fell off of the NBA map.

Be sure to check out the last slide, and most importantly, enjoy.


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