Top NBA Players With No Championship Rings

As far as basketball is concerned, greatness cannot be ascertained based on the number of championship rings alone, for many great players have none under their belt! This fact also indicates the difficulty involved in winning a championship ring. Here is a list of the top NBA players with no championship rings.

1. Karl Malone

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Also Known As: Karl Anthony Malone
Birthday: 24 July 1963
Born In: Summerfield
Sun Sign: Leo
Age: 57

Widely regarded as one of the greatest power forwards in the history of NBA, Karl Malone was twice inducted into the 'Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.' He made the playoffs every season in his career, but couldn't get his hands on the championship ring.


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Also Known As: Stephen John Nash
Birthday: 07 February 1974
Born In: Johannesburg, South Africa
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Age: 46

Despite playing 18 seasons in the NBA, which included a seven-time All-NBA selection and eight-time All-Star, Steve Nash could not win the elusive championship ring.


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Also Known As: Charles Wade Barkley
Birthday: 20 February 1963
Born In: Leeds, Alabama
Sun Sign: Pisces
Age: 57

Nicknamed Sir Charles, Barkley was one of the most dominant power forwards in NBA. He won the 1993 NBA 'Most Valuable Player' and was an 11-time member of the All-NBA Team and 11-time NBA All-Star. But he never managed to earn himself a championship ring.


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Also Known As: Allen Ezail Iverson
Nickname: The Answer, Al
Birthday: 07 June 1975
Born In: Hampton, Virginia, United States
Sun Sign: Gemini
Age: 45

Allen Iverson was an 11-time NBA All-Star. In 2001, he won the All-Star game MVP award and was NBA's Most Valuable Player. In 2016, he was inducted into the 'Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.' Despite all these achievements, he could never get his hands on the elusive championship ring.


5. John Stockton

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Also Known As: John Houston Stockton
Birthday: 26 March 1962
Born In: Spokane, Washington, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Age: 58

Considered one of the greatest point guards ever, John Stockton was twice inducted into the 'Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.' A ten-time NBA All-Star, Stockton helped his team 'Utah Jazz' reach the playoffs on 19 occasions. However, he couldn't win the championship ring even once.