Four of The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings
Of course, an NBA championship ring is the opus when it comes to being a professional basketball player. There’ve been some tremendous players will impeccable skills that still didn’t win a ring. Here’s a list of some of them.
Back in the 90s, Karl Malone was one of the most dominant power-forwards. His long career with the Utah Jazz is nothing short of amazing. He was well-known for his hook shot” and fadeaway jumper. He and his teammate John Stockton made quite the duo. Although he had an NBA Finals appearance in 2004, his 1997 and 1998 appearances against the Chicago Bulls are legendary.
Not only did Allen Iverson have the skills, but he had the look to back it up. In a time where braids, tattoos, and a hip-hop blinged look was frowned upon in the NBA, Iverson didn’t care. He was himself and you have to respect him for that. Not to mention, he had some icon shoes with Reebok that are still getting worn today! In fact, the late and great Kobe Bryant said, “We should all be fortunate that Allen Iverson wasn’t 6’5.”
Coming from a great college career from Michael Jordan’s alma mater, the University of North Carolina, Carter was destined for greatness. He gave the newly formed Toronto Raptors in the late 90s a big name. He was a great all-arounder but what set himself apart were his dunks. Take a look at that Slam Dunk Contest from the year 2000 and you’ll see what I’m saying.
After playing 18 seasons and being an eight-time NBA All-Star, you have to give props where props are due. His shooting skills are legendary because he had a 50% field-goal percentage, 40% three-point field-goal percentage, and 90% from behind the free-throw line. Can you imagine if he was playing for the Chicago Bulls during their heyday?