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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. 

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
5,321 1,545
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Karl Malone Power forward

2
5,535 1,267
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
John Stockton Point guard

3
5,396 1,548
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

4
4,798 1,349
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

5
4,356 1,295
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Steve Nash Point guard

6
3,914 1,306
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

7
3,746 1,286
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Patrick Ewing Center

8
2,638 997
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dominique Wilkins Small forward

9
2,099 943
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Elgin Baylor Small forward

10
2,267 981
Pete Maravich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings

11
2,319 1,017
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

12
2,555 1,133
Tracy McGrady is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
LeeBob added Tracy McGrady Shooting guard, Small forward

13
1,417 904
George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
George Gervin Shooting guard

14
2,250 1,189
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Chris Paul Point guard

48 Famous Couples with Huge Age Differences

15
1,623 776
Dikembe Mutombo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings

16
1,681 953
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Grant Hill Small forward

17
917 265
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
ArmandMalone added Russell Westbrook Point guard

18
1,719 1,107
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Chris Webber Power forward, Center

19
1,086 741
Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Bernard King Small forward

20
1,437 838
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Shawn Kemp Power forward

21
1,632 990
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

The Best NBA Buys for the Money

22
1,141 604
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Penny Hardaway Point guard, Shooting guard

23
1,096 698
Yao Ming is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
LeeBob added Yao Ming Center

24
1,294 1,054
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Derrick Rose Point guard

25
499 157
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
wiabux added Tim Hardaway Point guard

26
540 642
Alex English is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Alex English Small forward

27
704 503
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
JohnWarner added James Harden Shooting guard

28
264 90
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
KobeBean24 added Anthony Davis Power forward, Center

The Best NBA Player Nicknames

29
648 599
Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Jeff Hornacek Shooting guard

30
519 440
Kevin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
eliahu.ran added Kevin Johnson Point guard

31
254 254
Nate Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
p1.kaygee added Nate Thurmond Power forward, Center

32
681 1,172
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dwight Howard Power forward, Center

33
556 606
Dražen Petrović is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Dražen Petrović Shooting guard

34
347 439
Adrian Dantley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Adrian Dantley Shooting guard, Small forward

35
282 443
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Bob Lanier Center

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36
86 27
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Larry Paul Burnett added DeMar DeRozan Shooting guard

37
243 167
Spud Webb is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Spud Webb Point guard

38
360 387
Mark Price is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
LeeBob added Mark Price Point guard

39
231 235
Arvydas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
p1.kaygee added Arvydas Sabonis Center

40
205 121
Larry Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
BillyDiDonato added Larry Johnson Power forward

41
255 212
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
GiovanneYaun added Blake Griffin Power forward

42
123 76
Muggsy Bogues is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
KobeBean24 added Muggsy Bogues Point guard

The Greatest Washington Basketball Players of All Time

43
245 164
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
AaronCannizzaro added LaMarcus Aldridge Power forward, Center

44
400 453
Detlef Schrempf is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Detlef Schrempf Small forward, Power forward

45
170 122
Peja Stojaković is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Peja Stojaković Small forward

46
377 461
Amar'e Stoudemire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
LeeBob added Amar'e Stoudemire Power forward, Center

47
119 87
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
danahy added Kyle Lowry Point guard

48
129 99
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Marc Gasol Power forward, Center

49
125 137
Sidney Moncrief is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
LeeBob added Sidney Moncrief Shooting guard

50
133 167
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best NBA Players with No Championship Rings
Lenny Wilkens Point guard