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The 20 Greatest NBA Players to Never Win an NBA Championship David J. Phillip/Associated Press

1. Charles Barkley

Accomplishments: 11x All-Star, 1993 MVP, 5x First Team All-NBA, Member of the Hall of Fame, 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
Team(s): 76ers, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets
Stats: 22.1 PPG, 11.7 RPG, 3.9 APG, 1.5 SPG, 0.8 BPG
Finals appearances: 1 (1993)

We've said it many times on the site, but let's reiterate: Sir Charles does not play like he's 6'6" (some reports even say he's a bit shorter). His athleticism is freakish, his scoring ability was feared, and "The Round Mound of Rebound" wasn't just some BS nickname put together for the sake of rhyming. So it wasn't all that impressive when he did things like blocking the 7'1" David Robinson; it's the kind of shit he was expected to do.

He had championship-caliber abilities, but his lone Finals appearance didn't come until he left Philadelphia after playing there for eight seasons. In his first season with the Suns Barkley won the MVP and led them to the Finals. He averaged 27 points and 13 assists in the series, but the problem was that he was facing Michael Jordan and the Bulls.

A John Paxson shot, seven more seasons, and a few fine years as an NBA analyst later, Barkley still is the greatest player without a ring.

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