Charles Barkley. Patrick Ewing. Steve Nash. Reggie. Iverson. Stockton and Malone. What do all of these players have in common?
Empty ring fingers.
It’s a RINGZ culture in 2019, and it’s all about whether or not guys have won an NBA championship. Jordan has 6. Kobe has 5. Russell had 11. But all of those guys? They never got one. And many will forever hold it against them, and they’re getting ready to add Chris Paul and James Harden to the list too, if they aren’t able to break through.
But rings don’t tell the whole story, and if you need a little reminder of just how ridiculous a championship ring can be, maybe a stroll down memory lane will help you remember. Here are 20 NBA sidekicks this century who didn’t deserve a championship but got one anyway…