In order to have a championship caliber team, or a competitive one at the very least, there are certain elements that are necessary to success.
A team has to have at least one star player, a head coach with above average knowledge of the game and strategy, and team chemistry from the first player to the last on the bench. Even despite having all of the aforementioned, there is one more aspect that can push a team over the top from a playoff contender to a championship winner. That critical element? Role players.
Role players understand what is expected of them and they stay within their bounds. They bring unselfishness to the table and always put forth a team-first mentality. They are willing to do whatever is asked of them and are willing to forgo the glamour and publicity for the sake of the entire team benefiting.
There are quite a few role players in the league today, but it no surprise that the top teams in the league today have some of the best role players available.