Kevin Durant’s messy trade request 

The Others, as they have been labeled by Shaquille O’Neal during TNT broadcasts.

They are the non-superstar players in the NBA, and the average fan would recognize 

them only from such insightful analysis as: Giannis is having to do too much. 

The Others must step up! LeBron has to trust The Others to score eight or 

so points tonight against the Thunder! The gods KD and Kyrie are on a tear.

Good thing they have The Others to fan them and feed them grapes during halftime! 

These are the role players, the overshadowed, disrespected, voiceless have-nots in this NBA caste system.