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List Rules 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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John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
John Stockton Point guard

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2
+ - 4,730 1,314
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Karl Malone Power forward

3
+ - 4,784 1,303
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

4
+ - 3,365 1,111
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Patrick Ewing Center

5
+ - 3,494 1,107
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

6
+ - 3,800 1,118
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Steve Nash Point guard

7
+ - 3,974 1,220
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

8
+ - 2,262 881
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dominique Wilkins Small forward

9
+ - 1,827 797
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Elgin Baylor Small forward

10
+ - 1,981 851
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

11
+ - 1,860 894
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

12
+ - 2,109 1,036
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

13
+ - 1,220 773
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
George Gervin Shooting guard

14
+ - 1,868 1,049
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Chris Paul Point guard

15
+ - 1,401 660
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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+ - 1,498 831
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Grant Hill Small forward

17
+ - 1,506 997
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Chris Webber Power forward, Center

18
+ - 1,358 834
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

19
+ - 955 633
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Bernard King Small forward

20
+ - 505 131
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Russell Westbrook Point guard

21
+ - 1,251 759
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Shawn Kemp Power forward

22
+ - 963 535
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Penny Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard

23
+ - 1,113 906
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Derrick Rose Point guard

24
+ - 885 595
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Yao Ming Center

25
+ - 462 564
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Alex English Small forward

26
+ - 361 106
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Tim Hardaway Point guard

27
+ - 571 509
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

28
+ - 448 366
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Kevin Johnson Point guard

29
+ - 465 428
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
James Harden Shooting guard

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+ - 564 1,062
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

31
+ - 197 194
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

32
+ - 487 532
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

33
+ - 300 374
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

34
+ - 252 381
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Bob Lanier Center

35
+ - 308 337
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Mark Price Point guard

36
+ - 104 30
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

37
+ - 179 175
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

38
+ - 354 398
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

39
+ - 179 137
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Blake Griffin Power forward

40
+ - 305 424
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

41
+ - 223 390
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Connie Hawkins Power forward, Center

42
+ - 218 321
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

43
+ - 227 341
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Terry Porter Point guard

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+ - 90 103
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Sidney Moncrief Shooting guard

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+ - 184 117
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
LaMarcus Aldridge Power forward, Center

46
+ - 108 117
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

47
+ - 171 122
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Spud Webb Point guard

48
+ - 141 85
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Larry Johnson Power forward

49
+ - 77 55
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

50
+ - 107 76
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Peja Stojaković Small forward