The 20 Greatest NBA Players to Never Win an NBA Championship

16. Bernard King

Accomplishments: 4x All-Star, 2x First Team All-NBA, 1985 Scoring Champion
Team(s): Nets, Jazz, Warriors, Knicks, WBullets
Stats: 22.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.0 SPG, BPG 0.3
Finals appearances: Zero

ACL injuries are a bitch. Just ask Bernard King. The Hall of Famer is famous for the time he had two consecutive 50 point games in 1984 and scoring 60 points on Christmas Day against the Nets (his former team) in 1985. After tearing his knee up in '85, he missed the following season, and his diminished athletic ability led to his release.

King had a comeback of sorts with the Washington Bullets. He improved his scoring average every season he was there, but only made it to that playoffs as a Bullet once. King had two playoff stints with the Knicks and two with the Nets, but each ended short of a championship. Maybe he might have been inducted into the Hall of Fame sooner if he got a ring. His tremendous ability to score more than made up for it.

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