Career years: 2001-Present

Knicks fans stan for Tyson Chandler without even realizing it. They love to praise the hardworking, tough-nosed type of player who values defense, even if it means being blind to the truth: he's just an average help defender in the post who racks up too many fouls, does next to nothing on offense, and struggles to guard big-men one-on-one. For Knicks fans, watching Roy Hibbert slowly disassemble Chandler in the playoffs was painful. Yet stans will relentlessly defend Chandler's shortcomings, because his qualities remind them of the Pat Riley Era and an old school New York attitude.