Years: 1991-2001
Teams: 76ers, Warriors, Trail Blazers, Rockets, Spurs, Suns
He didn't break into the league for good until he was 27, and only played 11 seasons, but Mario Elie made the most of his chance, picking up three rings for two different teams as one of the '90s greatest role players. The 160th overall pick in the 1985 Draft, Elie bounced around Europe before signing a series of 10-day contracts and securing a spot in the L playing for Don Nelson's Run TMC Warriors squads. He made his rep though with the Rockets, playing a key role in the Clutch City championships in '94 and '95 (including as a starter in the '95 Finals when he averaged 16 PPG). He picked up another Texas trophy with San Antonio in '99. He was a lot like John Starks, another overlooked shooting guard who made a name for himself in the mid-'90s-except Elie had a little better luck when it counted.