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The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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.
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