D.J. Mbenga — 2009 & 2010 Los Angeles Lakers
A third Laker makes the list — Kobe, Pau Gasol, and Andrew Bynum didn’t need much help — and this one’s a big man. Didier Ilunga-Mbenga, or D.J. for short, was the backup backup center. He is definitely the most famous Belgian-Congolese basketball player you might have heard of.
Only ten years ago, most NBA teams still put two giants in the post and let them bang bodies all game long, and Mbenga was good at throwing his weight into guys, rebounding the ball, and playing a little defense. He was also really good at saying the word “Taco,” as it turns out.