Brian Cardinal — 2011 Dallas Mavericks
Corey Brewer wasn’t the only Dallas player to get a 2011 championship ring in a Maverick way. He was joined at the end of the bench by esteemed 12th man, Brian Cardinal. Cardinal was a human victory cigar, the guy at the very end of the bench that went into the game only when it was completely out of hand. He was literally nicknamed “The Custodian” because he really only ever came in for mop up duty.
Cardinal got to play 37 minutes of mop up time in nine playoff games for Dallas in 2011, the longest playoff run of his career. He had almost as many fouls as points. But man, could Brian Cardinal wave a mean towel and root on his teammates, and he got a championship ring for his 12th man efforts.