The 15 greatest NBA players without a championship ring, ranked

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15. Chris Webber

Drafted with the first overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft, Chris Webber's impact on the NBA during the 1990s and early 2000s cannot be overstated. As one of the premier big men of his era, his skill set and versatility were remarkable. He was a dominant force on both ends of the court, known for his scoring, rebounding, and playmaking ability.

After taking home the 1994 Rookie of the Year Award and leading the Golden State Warriors to the playoffs, Webber exercised an escape clause in his contract and became a restricted free agent, leading to a sign-and-trade with the then-Washington Bullets.

Over the next nine seasons following his departure from the Bay Area, C-Webb averaged 22.8 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.6 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game. During this span, he won a rebounding title, was selected for five All-Star and five All-NBA teams, and finished as high as fourth in MVP voting.

Although he never managed to get past the Shaq & Kobe Lakers, Webber's tenure with the Sacramento Kings, in particular, showcased his ability to elevate a team and contend for championships. For better or worse, the Kings' battles with the Los Angeles Lakers in the early 2000s, especially the infamous 2002 Western Conference Finals, are etched in NBA history.

Despite falling short of a championship, Webber's impact on the game and his influence on future generations of players remain significant. As a member of the 2021 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, his legacy as one of the NBA's best big men is secure, even without a championship ring.