17. Scottie Pippen
Team(s): Bulls, Rockets, Trailblazers
Stats: 208 G, 17.5 PPG, 7.6 RPG, 5.0 APG, 18.4 PER
Playoff accolades: 6x NBA Champion (in six Finals appearances)
MJ may get the glory (and all the Finals MVP awards, too), but the simple reality is that the Bulls' dynasty of the 1990s does not happen without Scottie Pippen. An incredibly versatile player who was one of the league's most tenacious defenders, Pippen was also a very talented second option on offense who could fill up the stat sheet on the very rare nights Jordan did not have it going. Pippen also owns the career record for total playoff steals with 395, and no active player is even close (Kobe Bryant is next with 310). He'll always be remembered as perhaps the greatest second banana in the history of the league, and one who made it possible for Jordan to grab the title of GOAT.