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
    + 4,282
    - 1,161

    the people's #1
    Power forward

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  2. 2
    + 4,361
    - 1,131

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

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  3. 3
    + 4,545
    - 917

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  4. 4
    + 3,051
    - 957


    Center

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  5. 5
    + 3,161
    - 961


    Shooting guard

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  6. 6
    + 3,451
    - 986


    Point guard

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  7. 7
    + 3,433
    - 1,137


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 1,999
    - 777


    Small forward

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  9. 9
    + 1,625
    - 691


    Small forward

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  10. 10
    + 1,770
    - 734


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  11. 11
    + 1,796
    - 824


    Small forward

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  12. 12
    + 1,590
    - 798


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 1,107
    - 676

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Shooting guard

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  14. 14
    + 1,853
    - 957

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  15. 15
    + 1,228
    - 578


    Center

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  16. 16
    + 1,619
    - 969


    Point guard

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  17. 17
    + 1,369
    - 751


    Small forward

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  18. 18
    + 1,357
    - 922


    Power forward, Center

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  19. 19
    + 865
    - 556


    Small forward

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  20. 20
    + 1,194
    - 714


    Small forward, Forward

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  21. 21
    + 1,105
    - 703


    Power forward

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  22. 22
    + 823
    - 475


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 998
    - 784


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 247
    - 62

    added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

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  25. 25
    + 743
    - 515

    added by LeeBob
    Center

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  26. 26
    + 415
    - 490

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Small forward

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  27. 27
    + 529
    - 440


    Shooting guard

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  28. 28
    + 271
    - 68

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

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  29. 29
    + 384
    - 318

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

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  30. 30
    + 438
    - 467


    Shooting guard

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  31. 31
    + 492
    - 962

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  32. 32
    + 223
    - 331

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Center

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  33. 33
    + 157
    - 144

    added by p1.kaygee
    Power forward, Center

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  34. 34
    + 261
    - 324


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  35. 35
    + 323
    - 341


    Small forward, Power forward

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  36. 36
    + 344
    - 375

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

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  37. 37
    + 246
    - 300

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  38. 38
    + 109
    - 80

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

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  39. 39
    + 195
    - 295


    Point guard

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  40. 40
    + 182
    - 275


    Power forward, Center

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  41. 41
    + 198
    - 344


    Power forward, Center

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  42. 42
    + 248
    - 377

    added by LeeBob
    Power forward, Center

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  43. 43
    + 135
    - 72

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

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  44. 44
    + 129
    - 131

    ranked low on reranks & added by p1.kaygee
    Center

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  45. 45
    + 84
    - 205

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

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  46. 46
    + 78
    - 80


    Point guard

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  47. 47
    + 118
    - 82


    Point guard

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  48. 48
    + 92
    - 52

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Power forward

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  49. 49
    + 57
    - 68

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard

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  50. 50
    + 119
    - 165


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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