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List Rules 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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John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
John Stockton Point guard

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2
+ - 4,790 1,304
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

3
+ - 4,736 1,316
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Karl Malone Power forward

4
+ - 3,369 1,114
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Patrick Ewing Center

5
+ - 3,498 1,110
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

6
+ - 3,806 1,120
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Steve Nash Point guard

7
+ - 3,983 1,221
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
+ - 2,266 882
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dominique Wilkins Small forward

9
+ - 1,829 798
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Elgin Baylor Small forward

10
+ - 1,983 852
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

11
+ - 1,862 896
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

12
+ - 2,113 1,038
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

13
+ - 1,222 775
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
George Gervin Shooting guard

14
+ - 1,871 1,053
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Chris Paul Point guard

15
+ - 1,403 662
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

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+ - 1,500 833
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Grant Hill Small forward

17
+ - 1,507 1,000
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Chris Webber Power forward, Center

18
+ - 958 635
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Bernard King Small forward

19
+ - 1,360 838
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

20
+ - 512 133
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Russell Westbrook Point guard

21
+ - 1,253 760
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Shawn Kemp Power forward

22
+ - 965 537
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Penny Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard

23
+ - 1,113 912
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Derrick Rose Point guard

24
+ - 887 596
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Yao Ming Center

25
+ - 463 566
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Alex English Small forward

26
+ - 362 106
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Tim Hardaway Point guard

27
+ - 572 510
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

28
+ - 448 367
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Kevin Johnson Point guard

29
+ - 466 428
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
James Harden Shooting guard

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+ - 565 1,063
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

31
+ - 198 194
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

32
+ - 487 533
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

33
+ - 301 375
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
+ - 252 382
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Bob Lanier Center

35
+ - 308 338
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Mark Price Point guard

36
+ - 106 30
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

37
+ - 179 176
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings

38
+ - 354 399
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

39
+ - 180 138
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Blake Griffin Power forward

40
+ - 306 424
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

41
+ - 223 391
Connie Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Connie Hawkins Power forward, Center

42
+ - 219 321
Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Larry Nance Power forward, Center

43
+ - 227 342
Terry Porter is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Terry Porter Point guard

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+ - 91 103
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Sidney Moncrief Shooting guard

45
+ - 185 117
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
LaMarcus Aldridge Power forward, Center

46
+ - 108 118
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Lenny Wilkens Point guard

47
+ - 172 122
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Spud Webb Point guard

48
+ - 142 85
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Larry Johnson Power forward

49
+ - 78 55
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

50
+ - 107 77
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Peja Stojaković Small forward