OK, let’s get real: not that many NBA teams have won a championship. Believe it or not, only 11 NBA franchises have hoisted the Larry O'Brien Trophy in the last 30 years.
And if not that many NBA teams have won a championship, it’s fair to say then not that many players have won a championship either, with those who have standing among elite company. That’s because from east to west, the league has been all about dynasties, whether it has been the Celtics, Bulls, Lakers, or Warriors most recently.
But now that the dust has settled after another crazy free agency period and the chase for a championship appears to be wide open thanks to Kawhi Leonard’s decision to join the Clippers, it’s time to start looking ahead toward next season. That got us thinking: which NBA superstars who haven’t won a ring yet could end up following the unfortunate footsteps of Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, and Karl Malone?
With so many excellent players across the Association, we narrowed down the field to nine 2018-19 All-Stars who also have a minimum of three All-Star appearances on their résumés and predicted who has the best odds of securing a coveted ring.