The six man is an important player on an NBA team. He usually has the skill to start but his game is better served off the bench. Their job is to come in and add some punch, either offensively or defensively. Each year since the 1982-83 season, the NBA has recognized the best bench player in the league by giving out the Sixth Man of the Year award.
Jamal Crawford won the award in 2010 and today he turns 34. Once a starter early in his career with the Bulls, Crawford is more dangerous when he's the first sub. His offensive fire power causes problems for an opponent's second string and he has the ability to change the course of the game one three at a time. Most of these guys played starter's minutes and were in the lineup during the fourth quarter of important games. Some game's first six men like John Havlicek and Bobby Jones helped their teams win titles with their willingness to come off the bench while guys like the aforementioned Crawford and Michael Cooper made a caree out of being the best super sub in the game. Check out the Best Sixth Men in NBA History.