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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  • 70 ReRanks
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    + 4120
    - 1033

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

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  2. 2
    + 4307
    - 859


    Point guard

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  3. 3
    + 4024
    - 1097

    the people's #1
    Power forward

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  4. 4
    + 2869
    - 891


    Center

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  5. 5
    + 2974
    - 889


    Shooting guard

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  6. 6
    + 3241
    - 912


    Point guard

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  7. 7
    + 3136
    - 1094


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 1846
    - 735


    Small forward

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  9. 9
    + 1653
    - 668


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  10. 10
    + 1508
    - 631


    Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 1643
    - 737


    Small forward

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  12. 12
    + 1456
    - 744


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 1031
    - 622


    Shooting guard

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  14. 14
    + 1712
    - 914

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  15. 15
    + 1283
    - 702


    Small forward

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  16. 16
    + 1143
    - 526


    Center

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  17. 17
    + 1475
    - 936


    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 1272
    - 888


    Power forward, Center

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  19. 19
    + 814
    - 516


    Small forward

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  20. 20
    + 1090
    - 655


    Small forward, Forward

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  21. 21
    + 1020
    - 672


    Power forward

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  22. 22
    + 750
    - 438


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 921
    - 721


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 680
    - 470

    added by LeeBob
    Center

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  25. 25
    + 378
    - 454

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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  26. 26
    + 497
    - 398


    Shooting guard

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  27. 27
    + 351
    - 289

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

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  28. 28
    + 403
    - 429

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  29. 29
    + 118
    - 41

    ranked low on reranks & added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

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  30. 30
    + 451
    - 909

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  31. 31
    + 215
    - 47

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

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  32. 32
    + 229
    - 301


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  33. 33
    + 193
    - 301


    Center

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  34. 34
    + 293
    - 306

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Power forward

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  35. 35
    + 174
    - 321

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  36. 36
    + 214
    - 279

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  37. 37
    + 156
    - 256

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  38. 38
    + 125
    - 123

    ranked low on reranks & added by p1.kaygee
    Power forward, Center

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  39. 39
    + 176
    - 271

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  40. 40
    + 294
    - 344

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

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  41. 41
    + 67
    - 53

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

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  42. 42
    + 93
    - 50

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

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  43. 43
    + 111
    - 107

    added by p1.kaygee
    Center

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  44. 44
    + 104
    - 138


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  45. 45
    + 201
    - 352

    often listed & added by LeeBob
    Power forward, Center

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  46. 46
    + 40
    - 44

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard

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  47. 47
    + 239
    - 404

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  48. 48
    + 75
    - 180

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

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  49. 49
    + 67
    - 35

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Power forward

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  50. 50
    + 57
    - 59


    Point guard

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