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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  1. 1
    + 4124
    - 1035

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

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  2. 2
    + 4311
    - 860


    Point guard

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  3. 3
    + 4030
    - 1098

    the people's #1
    Power forward

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  4. 4
    + 2872
    - 892


    Center

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  5. 5
    + 2981
    - 890


    Shooting guard

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  6. 6
    + 3245
    - 913


    Point guard

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  7. 7
    + 3145
    - 1094


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 1848
    - 736


    Small forward

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  9. 9
    + 1656
    - 668


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  10. 10
    + 1511
    - 632


    Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 1649
    - 738


    Small forward

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  12. 12
    + 1459
    - 744


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 1032
    - 623


    Shooting guard

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  14. 14
    + 1716
    - 915

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  15. 15
    + 1286
    - 703


    Small forward

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  16. 16
    + 1145
    - 529


    Center

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  17. 17
    + 1478
    - 937


    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 1274
    - 890


    Power forward, Center

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  19. 19
    + 815
    - 517


    Small forward

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  20. 20
    + 1092
    - 656


    Small forward, Forward

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  21. 21
    + 1022
    - 672


    Power forward

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  22. 22
    + 753
    - 438


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 924
    - 722


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 681
    - 470

    added by LeeBob
    Center

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  25. 25
    + 379
    - 455

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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  26. 26
    + 497
    - 399


    Shooting guard

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  27. 27
    + 351
    - 290

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

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  28. 28
    + 123
    - 41

    added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

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  29. 29
    + 404
    - 430


    Shooting guard

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  30. 30
    + 452
    - 911

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  31. 31
    + 217
    - 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
    - 307

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Power forward

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  35. 35
    + 174
    - 322

    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
    + 126
    - 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
    + 69
    - 53

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

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  41. 41
    + 294
    - 345

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

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  42. 42
    + 95
    - 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
    + 203
    - 352

    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
    + 240
    - 404

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  48. 48
    + 75
    - 181

    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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