As much as some NBA fans and athletes try to deny it, an NBA championship holds more weight than any regular season accolades or broken records ever could. When you think about Michael Jordan, you don't think "14-time NBA All-Star," you think "six-time NBA champion." Same goes for Bill Russell. The greatest center of all time is primarily known for his unmatched 11 rings.
Then, there's the guys like Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and Karl Malone, who are all among the greatest players of all time but will always be associated with being ringless. But what about the ballers on the other end of the spectrum who had medicore careers, at best, but ended up with one, two, three, or more rings due to the play of their Hall of Fame teammates? You know, draft busts like Adam Morrison, who rode the bench as the Lakers won back-to-back titles or former D-League players like Gabe Pruitt, who had no business being in the L but somehow got a ring before execs figured it out. This list is dedicated to those guys. Here are the 20 Worst NBA Players to Win an NBA Championship.
Written by James Bedell (@iamjamesbedell)