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
    + 4,206
    - 1,067

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

    ;
  2. 2
    + 4,391
    - 877


    Point guard

    ;
  3. 3
    + 4,118
    - 1,113

    the people's #1
    Power forward

    ;
  4. 4
    + 2,936
    - 911


    Center

    ;
  5. 5
    + 3,043
    - 908


    Shooting guard

    ;
  6. 6
    + 3,318
    - 935


    Point guard

    ;
  7. 7
    + 3,233
    - 1,105


    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ;
  8. 8
    + 1,900
    - 744


    Small forward

    ;
  9. 9
    + 1,691
    - 690


    ;
  10. 10
    + 1,539
    - 651


    Small forward

    ;
  11. 11
    + 1,697
    - 761


    Small forward

    ;
  12. 12
    + 1,501
    - 758


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  13. 13
    + 1,059
    - 636

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  14. 14
    + 1,761
    - 926

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  15. 15
    + 1,323
    - 715


    Small forward

    ;
  16. 16
    + 1,518
    - 948


    Point guard

    ;
  17. 17
    + 1,171
    - 543

    ranked low on reranks
    Center

    ;
  18. 18
    + 1,298
    - 899


    Power forward, Center

    ;
  19. 19
    + 832
    - 527


    Small forward

    ;
  20. 20
    + 1,120
    - 676


    Small forward, Forward

    ;
  21. 21
    + 1,050
    - 679


    Power forward

    ;
  22. 22
    + 775
    - 449


    Point guard, Shooting guard

    ;
  23. 23
    + 948
    - 740


    Point guard

    ;
  24. 24
    + 699
    - 483

    added by LeeBob
    Center

    ;
  25. 25
    + 392
    - 469

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

    ;
  26. 26
    + 506
    - 419


    Shooting guard

    ;
  27. 27
    + 148
    - 48

    added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

    ;
  28. 28
    + 360
    - 304

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

    ;
  29. 29
    + 412
    - 446


    Shooting guard

    ;
  30. 30
    + 459
    - 927

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  31. 31
    + 232
    - 54

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

    ;
  32. 32
    + 204
    - 309


    Center

    ;
  33. 33
    + 239
    - 309


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  34. 34
    + 303
    - 318

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Power forward

    ;
  35. 35
    + 184
    - 326

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  36. 36
    + 221
    - 285

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

    ;
  37. 37
    + 133
    - 127

    added by p1.kaygee
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  38. 38
    + 162
    - 263

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  39. 39
    + 78
    - 61

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

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  40. 40
    + 108
    - 54

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

    ;
  41. 41
    + 305
    - 354

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

    ;
  42. 42
    + 182
    - 275


    Point guard

    ;
  43. 43
    + 115
    - 115

    added by p1.kaygee
    Center

    ;
  44. 44
    + 210
    - 361

    added by LeeBob
    Power forward, Center

    ;
  45. 45
    + 106
    - 147


    Shooting guard, Small forward

    ;
  46. 46
    + 44
    - 50

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard

    ;
  47. 47
    + 244
    - 412

    often listed & added by LeeBob
    Point guard

    ;
  48. 48
    + 74
    - 38

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Power forward

    ;
  49. 49
    + 76
    - 187

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

    ;
  50. 50
    + 60
    - 65


    Point guard

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