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
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    Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    most listed
    Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

  2. 2
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    Point guard

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  3. 3
    + 4,167
    - 1,119
    Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    the people's #1
    Karl Malone Power forward

  4. 4
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    - 923
    Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Patrick Ewing Center

  5. 5
    + 3,074
    - 919
    Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Reggie Miller Shooting guard

  6. 6
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    - 948


    Point guard

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  7. 7
    + 3,287
    - 1,109
    Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

  8. 8
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    - 751
    Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Dominique Wilkins Small forward

  9. 9
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    - 659
    Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Elgin Baylor Small forward

  10. 10
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    - 701
    Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Pete Maravich

  11. 11
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    - 773
    Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Kevin Durant Small forward

  12. 12
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    - 764


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 1,073
    - 644
    George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    George Gervin Shooting guard

  14. 14
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    Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    added by LeeBob
    Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

  15. 15
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    Small forward

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    - 550
    Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Dikembe Mutombo Center

  17. 17
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    - 951


    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 1,317
    - 901
    Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Chris Webber Power forward, Center

  19. 19
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    - 531
    Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Bernard King Small forward

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    - 685


    Small forward, Forward

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  21. 21
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    - 683
    Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Shawn Kemp Power forward

  22. 22
    + 787
    - 454


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    - 748


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 705
    - 492
    Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    added by LeeBob
    Yao Ming Center

  25. 25
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    - 50

    added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

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    - 471
    Alex English is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Alex English Small forward

  27. 27
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    - 422
    Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

  28. 28
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    - 56

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

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  29. 29
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    - 305

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

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  30. 30
    + 415
    - 451
    Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

  31. 31
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    - 938
    Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

  32. 32
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    - 311
    Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Bob Lanier Center

  33. 33
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    - 309
    Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

  34. 34
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    - 323
    Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

  35. 35
    + 227
    - 286

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  36. 36
    + 144
    - 127
    Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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

  37. 37
    + 190
    - 327
    Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Connie Hawkins Power forward, Center

  38. 38
    + 169
    - 263

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  39. 39
    + 313
    - 357
    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    added by JohnWarner
    James Harden Shooting guard

  40. 40
    + 84
    - 65
    Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Blake Griffin Power forward

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    + 114
    - 58

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

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    + 187
    - 279

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Point guard

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  43. 43
    + 218
    - 366
    Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    added by LeeBob
    Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

  44. 44
    + 118
    - 119
    Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    added by p1.kaygee
    Arvydas Sabonis Center

  45. 45
    + 81
    - 39
    Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Larry Johnson Power forward

  46. 46
    + 109
    - 150
    Dan Majerle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings


    Dan Majerle Shooting guard, Small forward

  47. 47
    + 48
    - 53
    Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

    added by LeeBob
    Sidney Moncrief Shooting guard

  48. 48
    + 80
    - 190
    Walt Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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

  49. 49
    + 245
    - 419

    often listed & added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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    + 67
    - 67


    Point guard

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