So often in sports the "big stars" and "big names" get all the attention, many fail to recognize the true heroes on the team aka: the unsung heroes. So I think it’s time we give these unsung heroes some love. I will start off by covering the East teams, since A is the first letter in the alphabet I will start off with the Atlanta Dream. Atlanta Dream: The dream has won the last two Eastern Conference championships. The undisputed star on the team is Angel McCoughtry. Angel is a great player and I can’t take anything from her because baby she is a star (wink, wink). We will also put Harding in the category, she does not really play like a star but she is extremely popular The Dream are a run and gun team, they run, run and then run some more. This is a fast break team, the fast breaks often start with a steal or a post player grabbing a rebound and hitting the outlet man. So with that said let’s get to the unsung heroes of the Dream. Atlanta Dream Unsung Heroes: Erika DeSouze and Sancho Lyttle Atlanta has two all-star post that are the cream of the crop as far as post players go. Erika is a bruising, powerful, rebounding force. No other post in the WNBA has such power. Getting an offensive rebound over DeSouze is an extremely difficult task and most post players don’t succeed. She is also an emotional leader on the court. If you have ever watched a Dream game you know what I mean, Erika can ignite a crowd with her passion and fiery approach to the game. Erika is also money inside, she backs down and over powers whoever tries to guard her. Having an inside post like this allows the wings to be freed up for open shots. Erika plays with a power not seen in the women’s game. Unfortunately Erika will be away with the Brazilian team prepping for the Olympics Sancho Lyttle is the other unsung hero on this team. She is not the bruising force that DeSouze is but she is a handful in her own right. Sancho is what you would call a pure athlete. She’s from the tiny Caribbean island St. Vincent and the Grenadines and did not pick up basketball until she was 18 while her U.S. counterparts picked up the game 9-10 years before she did. Sancho was not healthy for 90% of last season so her numbers were down. But her cat like reflexes and basketball smarts she managed to lead the league in steals. This is not something many post can do (outside of Lyttle and Parker) and does not. Lyttle also has developed a silky smooth shot away from the basket. Unfortunately Lyttle has not yet learned to stop shooting when the ball is not finding the bottom of the net but when she’s hot that shot is a thing of beauty. When 100% Sancho Lyttle is an amazing rebounder, and arguably the fastest post in the league. Unlike Erika and many of her teammates Sancho has a very calm approach to the game, very laid back, kind of like she’s on island time. Players and coaches for Atlanta have talked about her leadership abilities and the importance of them to the team’s success. They will also tell you she is money in the bank late when the game is on the line. Last year Lyttle hit two game winners and also sent a game into overtime. The only worry this season is how her body will hold up; she has to be the busiest woman in the WNBA over the last two years. She does not take any time off; will her body break down or hold up? Honorable Mention: Armitie Price Price is a hell of a defensive player but not much else, as funny as it sounds a shooting guard that can’t hit an outside shot to save her life. She defends and hits lay-up’s. I think that Price is in danger of losing her starting position that she just happened to fall into after Izzie started out slow. So there you have the Dream’s unsung heroes Erika and Sancho. Next up: Chicago Sky (All of these are my opinions) Follow Dream players Armintie , Sancho , Yelana, Ericka, Tiff Hayes, Angel and Harding on Twitter.