The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings Basketball Players

The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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List Criteria: Only Professional NBA Basketball Players who have never won a championship ring

List of the greatest NBA basketball players of all time who never won a championship ring. Though winning a championship is the ultimate goal of any team in any league, often circumstances conspire to keep even the most elite athletes from actually making it to that pinnacle of achievement. Thus, it has become a known and accepted truth that there must be other ways to measure the greatness of a basketball icon other than counting up their actual championship record. A number of lesser players whose names have been all but forgotten to history have collected more rings than legends like Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing and Reggie Miller.

But what other measurements can be used to evaluate the dominance of a given player, if not by the rings on their fingers? Perhaps participation in NBA All Star competitions? Their central importance to a particular team or city? It'd be hard to argue against the greatness of six-time NBA All Star Shawn Kemp, nor to deny his integral position on the '90s Seattle Sonics. Yet in may ways because of the dominance of MIchael Jordan's Bulls dynasty, Kemp was never part of a championship team. Today, many fans have been looking to LeBron James as an example of a famed, iconic player who nevertheless can't seem to find himself in a position to actually take an NBA title. (He was first tied to his lackluster hometown Cavaliers, and then played on a somewhat disappointing star-studded Miami Heat roster.)

Below, vote for your favorite players who never managed to clinch a championship victory. And if you think a key player has been left off the list, add them by making your own re-ranked version. Thanks to your votes, we'll create a list of the best NBA players without a ring.
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  1. 1
    + 4,252
    - 1,143

    the people's #1
    Power forward

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  2. 2
    + 4,320
    - 1,126

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

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  3. 3
    + 4,512
    - 906

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

    ;
  4. 4
    + 3,025
    - 949


    Center

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  5. 5
    + 3,140
    - 944


    Shooting guard

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  6. 6
    + 3,424
    - 971


    Point guard

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  7. 7
    + 3,388
    - 1,127


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 1,975
    - 768


    Small forward

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  9. 9
    + 1,604
    - 681


    Small forward

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  10. 10
    + 1,751
    - 721


    ;
  11. 11
    + 1,780
    - 806


    Small forward

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  12. 12
    + 1,571
    - 785


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 1,093
    - 665

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  14. 14
    + 1,835
    - 947

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  15. 15
    + 1,215
    - 568


    Center

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  16. 16
    + 1,598
    - 962


    Point guard

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  17. 17
    + 1,364
    - 739


    Small forward

    ;
  18. 18
    + 1,345
    - 914


    Power forward, Center

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  19. 19
    + 860
    - 545


    Small forward

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  20. 20
    + 1,179
    - 701


    Small forward, Forward

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  21. 21
    + 1,091
    - 694


    Power forward

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  22. 22
    + 811
    - 467


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 988
    - 771


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 225
    - 57

    added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

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  25. 25
    + 732
    - 507

    added by LeeBob
    Center

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  26. 26
    + 412
    - 483

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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  27. 27
    + 523
    - 434


    Shooting guard

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  28. 28
    + 260
    - 64

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

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  29. 29
    + 378
    - 313

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

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  30. 30
    + 431
    - 462


    Shooting guard

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  31. 31
    + 485
    - 953

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  32. 32
    + 219
    - 323

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Center

    ;
  33. 33
    + 153
    - 136

    added by p1.kaygee
    Power forward, Center

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  34. 34
    + 259
    - 317


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  35. 35
    + 320
    - 333


    Small forward, Power forward

    ;
  36. 36
    + 337
    - 368

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

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  37. 37
    + 241
    - 294

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  38. 38
    + 105
    - 72

    ranked low on reranks & added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

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  39. 39
    + 197
    - 335


    Power forward, Center

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  40. 40
    + 176
    - 271


    Power forward, Center

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  41. 41
    + 239
    - 371

    added by LeeBob
    Power forward, Center

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  42. 42
    + 127
    - 67

    ranked low on reranks & added by AaronCannizzaro
    Power forward, Center

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  43. 43
    + 192
    - 288

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  44. 44
    + 84
    - 198

    often listed & added by p1.kaygee
    Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 74
    - 74


    Point guard

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  46. 46
    + 124
    - 126

    added by p1.kaygee
    Center

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  47. 47
    + 89
    - 45

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Power forward

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  48. 48
    + 110
    - 77

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  49. 49
    + 53
    - 61

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard

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  50. 50
    + 116
    - 158


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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