The 20 Greatest NBA Players to Never Win an NBA Championship Walter Looss Jr./SI

7. Dominique Wilkins

Accomplishments: 9x All-Star, 1986 Scoring Champion, 1986 First Team All-NBA
Team(s): Hawks, Celtics, Spurs, Magic
Stats: 24.8 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.3 SPG, 0.6 BPG
Finals appearances: Zero

Reverse windmills. Posterizations. Tomahawks. 360s. Dominique Wilkins did it all. "The Human Highlight Film" didn't just dominate at the rim though; he had the ability to shoot from anywhere on the floor—you don't get a scoring championship from just dunking.

His offensive prowess was in full force in his famous duel with Larry Bird in 1988's Eastern Conference Semifinals. It looked like Wilkins won the battle as he finished the game with 47 points on an astounding 19-for-23 performance against Bird's 34 points. But Boston rode Bird's 20-point fourth quarter to win the war. The showdown would be the furthest Wilkins would get in the playoffs.

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