The 15 greatest NBA players without a championship ring, ranked

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4. Charles Barkley

During his 16-season NBA career, Charles Barkley was known for his aggressive rebounding, and his scoring ability. His style of play was marked by his physicality, tenacity, and versatility. Drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers as the fourth overall pick in the infamous 1984 NBA Draft, it didn’t take long for Barkley to make a name for himself with his unique combination of size, strength, and athleticism. 

Earning the nickname "The Round Mound of Rebound" due to his exceptional rebounding ability despite his undersized stature for his position, he averaged a double-double in every season of his career except his rookie year, retiring with career averages of 22.1 points and 11.7 rebounds per game. In 1993, Barkley won the NBA MVP award while leading the Phoenix Suns to the NBA Finals, although they were defeated by Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls.

Although he never won a championship, Sir Charles was phenomenal in the postseason, averaging 23 points, 12.9 rebounds, and 3.9 assists across 123 playoff games. In addition to his MVP award, Barkley was an 11-time NBA All-Star, garnered 11 All-NBA selections, led the league in rebounding, and was also a member of the 1992 Dream Team. He is one of six players in NBA history with at least 23,000 points, 12,000 rebounds, and 4,000 assists.