The 15 greatest NBA players without a championship ring, ranked

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6. Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony is arguably the greatest and most versatile scorer of all time, possessing a diverse offensive skill set making him a threat from all areas of the court. Anthony was an elite scorer who could put up points in a variety of ways. He had a polished mid-range game, a strong post-up game, and the ability to finish at the rim with finesse or power. Additionally, he was an excellent three-point shooter, capable of knocking down shots from beyond the arc with consistency.

Anthony's versatility allowed him to play multiple positions on the court. He could excel as a small forward or power forward, using his size and strength to create mismatches against defenders. He had a knack for scoring in clutch situations, known for his ability to take over games in the fourth quarter and hit big shots when his team needed them most.

In addition to his scoring prowess, Anthony was a solid rebounder, particularly on the offensive glass. His size, strength, and instincts allowed him to grab rebounds in traffic and create second-chance opportunities for his team.

Throughout his career, Melo earned one scoring title, 10 All-Star nods, and six All-NBA selections. He also won three Olympic gold medals as a member of the USA Basketball Men's National Team. Expectations are that he will enter the NYC Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the 2024 class alongside New York Liberty legend Tina Charles. He’s a member of the NBA 75th Anniversary team and will likely be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2026, his first year of eligibility.  

Despite facing criticism at times, he remains one of the most respected players in the NBA. Overall, Carmelo Anthony was a dynamic offensive player who could score from anywhere on the court. His scoring ability, versatility, and competitiveness made him one of the most feared players in the NBA during his prime.