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
    + 4,220
    - 1,067

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

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  2. 2
    + 4,400
    - 878


    Point guard

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  3. 3
    + 4,127
    - 1,114

    the people's #1
    Power forward

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  4. 4
    + 2,942
    - 913


    Center

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  5. 5
    + 3,049
    - 911


    Shooting guard

    ;
  6. 6
    + 3,327
    - 937


    Point guard

    ;
  7. 7
    + 3,243
    - 1,105


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 1,907
    - 744


    Small forward

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  9. 9
    + 1,695
    - 692


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  10. 10
    + 1,541
    - 654


    Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 1,701
    - 762


    Small forward

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  12. 12
    + 1,505
    - 758


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 1,062
    - 638


    Shooting guard

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  14. 14
    + 1,767
    - 926

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  15. 15
    + 1,326
    - 715


    Small forward

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  16. 16
    + 1,522
    - 949


    Point guard

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  17. 17
    + 1,173
    - 544

    ranked low on reranks
    Center

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  18. 18
    + 1,302
    - 900


    Power forward, Center

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  19. 19
    + 833
    - 529


    Small forward

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  20. 20
    + 1,123
    - 678


    Small forward, Forward

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  21. 21
    + 1,052
    - 680


    Power forward

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  22. 22
    + 777
    - 450


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 949
    - 742


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 701
    - 484

    added by LeeBob
    Center

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  25. 25
    + 395
    - 470

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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  26. 26
    + 506
    - 421


    Shooting guard

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  27. 27
    + 150
    - 49

    added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

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  28. 28
    + 361
    - 305

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

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  29. 29
    + 412
    - 448


    Shooting guard

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  30. 30
    + 460
    - 928

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  31. 31
    + 233
    - 55

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

    ;
  32. 32
    + 241
    - 309


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  33. 33
    + 206
    - 310


    Center

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  34. 34
    + 305
    - 318

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Power forward

    ;
  35. 35
    + 185
    - 327

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  36. 36
    + 223
    - 285

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  37. 37
    + 136
    - 127

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

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  38. 38
    + 164
    - 263

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  39. 39
    + 78
    - 63

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

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  40. 40
    + 109
    - 55

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

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  41. 41
    + 306
    - 355

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

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  42. 42
    + 182
    - 277


    Point guard

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  43. 43
    + 115
    - 117

    added by p1.kaygee
    Center

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  44. 44
    + 211
    - 362

    added by LeeBob
    Power forward, Center

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  45. 45
    + 106
    - 149


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  46. 46
    + 45
    - 51

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard

    ;
  47. 47
    + 244
    - 414

    often listed & added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  48. 48
    + 75
    - 39

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Power forward

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  49. 49
    + 77
    - 188

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

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  50. 50
    + 61
    - 66


    Point guard

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