Unheralded NBA players with more rings than Carmelo Anthony
2005, 2007 (Spurs)
Udrih, like many players on this list, was a beneficiary of the greatness surrounding him. His rookie season he served as a sufficient role player behind Tony Parker.
His role was diminished by the second title in 2007. He logged a total of 20 minutes, scoring a mere two points, but it was two more points than Carmelo Anthony has ever tallied in an NBA Finals.
2013 (Miami Heat)
Being awarded an NBA championship ring without ever gracing the court of a postseason game deserves an asterisk, but Varnado did play garbage time in eight regular season games for the eventual world champions.
This past season he scored 99 points in 23 games for an historically woeful Sixers team. His championship experience was no avail for an organization intent on winning the draft lottery. They didn’t win that, either.
“Big Baby” Davis was, as his nickname suggests, a rookie in his Finals victory with Boston. He saw his role diminish from the regular season to the playoffs as Bean Town’s newfound big three led the Celtics to their first NBA championship since 1986.
Davis only registered 2.3 points per game, be he did have his moment with a peculiar “tongue celebration” in the Eastern Conference Finals.
2009, 2010 (Lakers)
One of the most difficult accomplishments in sports is to win back-to-back championships. Brown was blessed to be able to spectate for much of both titles behind the maestro, Kobe Bryant.
The Illinois native served as the sixth man for the Lakers in the 2010 regular season, but when the postseason hit, it was “Kobe-time” all over again.
Amidst these players, Mohammed was the only one to start every playoff game for his team. He averaged 7.1 points and 6.7 rebounds alongside Tim Duncan.
He was a mid-season trade acquisition for the Spurs and took the starting center spot from Rasho Nesterovic. He has since returned to the NBA Finals with Oklahoma City, but did not play a single minute in the 4-1 series loss to Miami.
The French big man was a rotation player for Miami in its journey to avenge their 2011 Finals loss to Dallas. He was a late March signee and started seven games in those playoffs due to an unexpected Chris Bosh injury.
Turiaf’s energy and passion were understated in assisting Miami to the Larry O’Brien trophy. His stat line may not show it, but his presence in Bosh’s absence may have been the most integral of each player on this slideshow.
As the youngest player on the championship roster (20), Wright did not log a single minute in the entire postseason title run.
Wright has since developed into a pretty solid role player. His next accolade was in 2011 setting the Warriors team record for most three point field goals made in a season (194). Two years later, Stephen Curry shattered that record with his unprecedented 272.