2010 NBA Finals: Will Michael Finley or Adam Morrison Be the Latest Bench Champ?

June 2nd, 2010 by Isaiah Montoya Leave a reply »
If the Celtics win it all this year, Michael Finley will be the latest former NBA superstar who never won it all at his peak, but got a ring in a backup role. In fact, he won a ring as a Spur in 2007, where he also had limited impact.

If the Lakers win, former NCAA scoring champion Adam Morrison will be a two-time champ. Last year the scoring machine averaged a little over one point per game, but he's got a ring.

Over the last 20 years, several other players that were once the main man were crowned champions.

In 1992, Rory Sparrow played 33 games for the Chicago Bulls, but the former starting point guard when Michael Jordan was a rookie barely played.

In 1994, Otis Thorpe helped the Houston Rockets win a title; he was an unsung hero who had averaged over 20 points per game before. In 1995, Thorpe was back and Tracy Murray joined in the Rockets title win. The former high-scoring forward sacrificed points to win a title.

In 1997, Robert Parish won a ring with the Chicago Bulls. The old man played a few minutes each night but was a big help in the locker room and practice. Prior to playing for the Bulls, Parish won three titl ...

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