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Which NBA Star Will Win His First Ring?

Updated December 13, 2019 599 votes 52 voters36 items

List RulesVote up the players with no titles who are most likely to win a ring next.

Every superstar in the NBA dreams of holding up the Larry O'Brien trophy at the end of the basketball season. But in the NBA, not everyone gets the opportunity to be called champion. There have been plenty of legends who never got to win an NBA championship, like Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson, just to name a few. 

In recent NBA seasons, we have seen dynasties take over the landscape. The Golden State Warriors have dominated the West, while Lebron James singled handedly reigned over the East. Now things are beginning to shift, with Golden State having a down year and LeBron James taking his talents to the Lakers. So for the first time in years, there are question marks as to who's going to win the NBA title. It's time for those great players without rings to step up.

Some players like James Harden and Paul George have been deep in the playoffs multiple times and come up empty, while others like Anthony Davis and Devin Booker have never had a chance to make a deep playoff run.

So vote for who you think is the next NBA player to win his first ring, and be sure to give this list a no look pass to your friends so they can vote as well.

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  • Anthony Davis
    Photo: Los Angeles Lakers / Instagram

    Playoff results

    2015 - Lost 4-0 in first round of Western Conference Playoffs
    2018 - Lost 4-1 in Western Conference semifinals

    • Position: Power forward, Center
    • Teams: Los Angeles Lakers
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    8
    Is he a winner?
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo
    Photo: Keith Allison / Wikimedia Commons

    Playoff results

    2015 - Lost 4-2 in first round of Eastern Conference Playoffs
    2017 - Lost 4-2 in first round of Eastern Conference Playoffs
    2018 - Lost 4-3 in first round of Eastern Conference Playoffs
    2019 - Lost 4-2 in Eastern Conference Finals

    • Position: Small forward, Point forward
    • Teams: Milwaukee Bucks
    34
    5
    Is he a winner?

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  • Paul George
    Photo: Los Angeles Clippers / Instagram

    Playoff results

    2011 - Lost 4-1 in first round of Eastern Conference Playoffs
    2012 - Lost 4-2 in Eastern Conference Semifinals
    2013 - Lost 4-3 in Eastern Conference Finals 
    2014 - Lost 4-2 in Eastern Conference Finals
    2016 - Lost 4-3 in first round of Eastern Conference Playoffs
    2017 - Lost 4-0 in first round of Eastern Conference Playoffs
    2018 - Lost 4-2 in first round of Western Conference Playoffs
    2019 - Lost 4-1 in first round of Western Conference Playoffs

    • Position: Shooting guard, Small forward
    • Teams: Los Angeles Clippers
    27
    12
    Is he a winner?
  • Playoff results

    2014 - Lost 4-1 in Western Conference Semifinals
    2015 - Lost 4-1 in first round of Western Conference Playoffs
    2016 - Lost 4-1 in Western Conference Semifinals
    2017 - Lost 4-0 in first round of Western Conference Playoffs
    2018 - Lost 4-0 in first round of Western Conference Playoffs
    2019 - Lost 4-0 Western Conference Finals

    • Position: Point guard
    • Teams: Portland Trail Blazers
    18
    8
    Is he a winner?