Mar 17, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Brian Cardinal (back) guards San Antonio Spurs guard Daniel Green (front) during the game at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Spurs 106-99. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE
As I mentioned earlier, it was Cult Classic Player day around SBNation and there were a few common threads.
If you were looking for the single common characteristic for most of these Cult Classics, it would probably be energy. The vast majority of these players would invariably be described as "energy guys" and that makes sense for a fan favorite. These are the guys that were great teammates that could change a game by diving for loose balls or playing some scrappy defense, even if they weren't the most talented players on their teams. Oh, and we even have a shoot out from a WNBA Cult Classic!
I thought of another Celtics that at least deserves mention: I LOVE WAL-TAH!