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Jason Terry’s the Winner, but What Is an NBA Sixth Man?

Published by on April 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

In the movies, if an actor steals the show and is actually on-par with the leading man or woman in his or her film, he or she is nominated for the “Best Supporting Role” award at the Oscars.

But in the game of basketball, there are five guys in the starting lineup, so the chance of having an equally skilled player on the bench is more likely, but his chances of making an impact are more valuable.

Over the years, the NBA has celebrated some of the best players with an award for the man who does the most off the pine. In case you're unaware, the prize is called the Sixth Man of the Year Award.

In an era where egos live at large in sports, the sixth man has to believe in himself and his team. He ...

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