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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  • 71 ReRanks
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  1. 1
    + 4,177
    - 1,051

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

    ;
  2. 2
    + 4,360
    - 870


    Point guard

    ;
  3. 3
    + 4,081
    - 1,107

    the people's #1
    Power forward

    ;
  4. 4
    + 2,913
    - 904


    Center

    ;
  5. 5
    + 3,019
    - 900


    Shooting guard

    ;
  6. 6
    + 3,287
    - 927


    Point guard

    ;
  7. 7
    + 3,202
    - 1,100


    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ;
  8. 8
    + 1,880
    - 738


    Small forward

    ;
  9. 9
    + 1,678
    - 679


    ;
  10. 10
    + 1,531
    - 643


    Small forward

    ;
  11. 11
    + 1,680
    - 748


    Small forward

    ;
  12. 12
    + 1,485
    - 749


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  13. 13
    + 1,049
    - 631

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard

    ;
  14. 14
    + 1,744
    - 921

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  15. 15
    + 1,307
    - 711


    Small forward

    ;
  16. 16
    + 1,159
    - 539


    Center

    ;
  17. 17
    + 1,502
    - 944


    Point guard

    ;
  18. 18
    + 1,289
    - 897


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  19. 19
    + 825
    - 524


    Small forward

    ;
  20. 20
    + 1,107
    - 670


    Small forward, Forward

    ;
  21. 21
    + 1,040
    - 676


    Power forward

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  22. 22
    + 764
    - 446


    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ;
  23. 23
    + 940
    - 732


    Point guard

    ;
  24. 24
    + 691
    - 479

    added by LeeBob
    Center

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  25. 25
    + 389
    - 464

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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  26. 26
    + 503
    - 413


    Shooting guard

    ;
  27. 27
    + 356
    - 300

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

    ;
  28. 28
    + 139
    - 45

    ranked low on reranks & added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

    ;
  29. 29
    + 410
    - 439


    Shooting guard

    ;
  30. 30
    + 456
    - 920

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  31. 31
    + 227
    - 50

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

    ;
  32. 32
    + 203
    - 305


    Center

    ;
  33. 33
    + 236
    - 306


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  34. 34
    + 298
    - 315

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Power forward

    ;
  35. 35
    + 182
    - 324

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  36. 36
    + 218
    - 281

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

    ;
  37. 37
    + 160
    - 259

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  38. 38
    + 130
    - 125

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

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  39. 39
    + 179
    - 273

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

    ;
  40. 40
    + 74
    - 57

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

    ;
  41. 41
    + 300
    - 350

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

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  42. 42
    + 100
    - 53

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

    ;
  43. 43
    + 112
    - 111

    added by p1.kaygee
    Center

    ;
  44. 44
    + 206
    - 357

    added by LeeBob
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  45. 45
    + 105
    - 142


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  46. 46
    + 42
    - 47

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard

    ;
  47. 47
    + 242
    - 408

    often listed & added by LeeBob
    Point guard

    ;
  48. 48
    + 76
    - 184

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

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  49. 49
    + 70
    - 37

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Power forward

    ;
  50. 50
    + 59
    - 63


    Point guard

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