The NBA has Michael Jordan and Bill Russell with enough rings for both hands, but many players never win one ring. The league has LeBron James and Tim Duncan with their championships, but it’s also got plenty who will never be champs. Here’s 15 of today’s stars who may finish as some of the best players on the outside looking in.
Approaching age 40 and with the Lakers in decline, Nash will likely be one of the best point guards to never win a championship.
While the Knicks are improved, ‘Melo still has the reputation of being selfish. Until the Knicks quit living and dying by the 3-pointer, ‘Melo will be a great scorer but not a champion.
This past season with the Lakers was a debacle, and now we get to wonder “will he or won’t he” re-sign with the Lakers? No matter, because between his bad back and his bad attitude, Howard won’t be a champion anytime soon.
The Clippers as NBA champions? Sure, and I have some oceanfront property in Arizona I’ll be happy to sell you.
Like I said, the Clippers as NBA champions? A great player, but injuries and the Clipper curse will keep Blake out of the winner’s circle.
The “coach-killer” has the skills, but fans of Brooklyn shouldn’t be planning any victory celebrations for the next few years.
An MVP, but questions about his knee and confidence level may keep Rose from becoming another MJ.
Solid player, but lacks the killer-instinct to do the extra work to be a champion.
LA had hopes for a ring, but Greg Odom’s bad knees put an end to that dream.
The Wizards won’t be champs unless Wes Unseld and Elvin Hayes come out of retirement.
Good thing he won a championship at UConn, because he’s not winning one in Charlotte.