NBA’s Top 10 Greatest Sixth Men of All Time
14 Aug 2015
It is often said that it doesn’t matter who starts, but who finishes.
Throughout the history of the league, this saying has proven to be quite true indeed. Each year, the top teams have one thing in common, a strong bench. Typically, the first one off the bench sets the tone for the rest of the game, and the truly great ones tend to end the game playing a major role in the outcome of the game.
They typically aren’t nearly as celebrated and only in the past 30 years have they been recognized at all. But make no mistake about it, the sixth men of the league have been just as important as those that preceded them. Here are the Top 10 all time great sixth man in the NBA.
- Jason Terry
Part of the reason Jason Terry is on this list is because his team won a title. Had they not, I think Ben Gordon would have merited serious consideration for this spot. There is no need to argue with his numbers, since he became a primary sixth man in 2008, he has consistently been over 15 points per game while delivering clutch three-point shooting and lightning quickness.
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