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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    + 4088
    - 1026

    most listed
    Small forward, Power forward

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  2. 2
    + 4279
    - 853


    Point guard

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  3. 3
    + 3990
    - 1093

    the people's #1
    Power forward

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  4. 4
    + 2844
    - 886


    Center

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  5. 5
    + 2954
    - 880


    Shooting guard

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  6. 6
    + 3215
    - 907


    Point guard

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  7. 7
    + 3104
    - 1089


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  8. 8
    + 1829
    - 730


    Small forward

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  9. 9
    + 1639
    - 660


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  10. 10
    + 1494
    - 626


    Small forward

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  11. 11
    + 1620
    - 732


    Small forward

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  12. 12
    + 1435
    - 737


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  13. 13
    + 1025
    - 615


    Shooting guard

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  14. 14
    + 1700
    - 903

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  15. 15
    + 1269
    - 698


    Small forward

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  16. 16
    + 1132
    - 519


    Center

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  17. 17
    + 1453
    - 931


    Point guard

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  18. 18
    + 1255
    - 883


    Power forward, Center

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  19. 19
    + 804
    - 513


    Small forward

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  20. 20
    + 1074
    - 647


    Small forward, Forward

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  21. 21
    + 1010
    - 669


    Power forward

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  22. 22
    + 740
    - 434


    Point guard, Shooting guard

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  23. 23
    + 909
    - 714


    Point guard

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  24. 24
    + 671
    - 468

    added by LeeBob
    Center

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  25. 25
    + 374
    - 453

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Small forward

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  26. 26
    + 492
    - 397


    Shooting guard

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  27. 27
    + 345
    - 289

    added by eliahu.ran
    Point guard

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  28. 28
    + 396
    - 429

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Shooting guard

    ;
  29. 29
    + 443
    - 904

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  30. 30
    + 105
    - 40

    added by ArmandMalone
    Point guard

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  31. 31
    + 210
    - 47

    ranked low on reranks & added by wiabux
    Point guard

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  32. 32
    + 225
    - 300


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  33. 33
    + 192
    - 300


    Center

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  34. 34
    + 289
    - 305

    ranked low on reranks
    Small forward, Power forward

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  35. 35
    + 171
    - 321

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  36. 36
    + 211
    - 279

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  37. 37
    + 154
    - 256

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Power forward, Center

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  38. 38
    + 124
    - 122

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

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  39. 39
    + 175
    - 271

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Point guard

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  40. 40
    + 283
    - 341

    added by JohnWarner
    Shooting guard

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  41. 41
    + 62
    - 51

    added by GiovanneYaun
    Power forward

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  42. 42
    + 106
    - 106

    added by p1.kaygee
    Center

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  43. 43
    + 86
    - 50

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

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  44. 44
    + 103
    - 138


    Shooting guard, Small forward

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  45. 45
    + 198
    - 351

    often listed & added by LeeBob
    Power forward, Center

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  46. 46
    + 238
    - 401

    added by LeeBob
    Point guard

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  47. 47
    + 38
    - 44

    added by LeeBob
    Shooting guard

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  48. 48
    + 74
    - 180

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

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  49. 49
    + 56
    - 58

    ranked low on reranks
    Point guard

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  50. 50
    + 64
    - 35

    ranked low on reranks & added by BillyDiDonato
    Power forward

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