Who is the greatest athlete to never win a championship?

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  1. EJ Lambert profile image73
    EJ Lambertposted 5 years ago

    Who is the greatest athlete to never win a championship?

    There is no shortage of big names who never got a chance to wear a ring.  Who is the big name in your mind that deserved it but never had that chance?

  2. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Dan Marino is the first person that comes to mind.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      He is a pillar to that group.

    2. profile image0
      JThomp42posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely.

  3. Man of Strength profile image77
    Man of Strengthposted 5 years ago

    Of all time, I'd say Ted Williams. My personal favorite is Barry Sanders.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You always forget Ted didn't win one.  For awhile I thought Nolan Ryan didn't either.  Yeah, Teddy deserved a ring.

    2. Man of Strength profile image77
      Man of Strengthposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Also I'd include OJ Simpson. Due to his issues off the field, his athletic accomplishments have become overshadowed. Arguably, he's still a top 5 all time running back and one of the iconic athletes of the 70s.

    3. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The problem was his team was so enamored with getting him the ball that they became predictable and easy to beat.  A real shame.

  4. Alphadogg16 profile image92
    Alphadogg16posted 5 years ago

    Off the top of my head, Barry Sanders, Eric Dickerson, Randy Moss, Dan Fouts & of course the legendary Dan Marino that JT mentioned previous in the NFL. NBA...Definitely Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, and sadly Steve Nash will end his career without a ring.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Don't forget nine-time All-Star Jeremy Roenick of the Blackhawks or Ernie Banks of the Cubs.

  5. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks never won a championship, if I recall correctly. I think he was one of the best in his day.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No doubt.  Stand up player too.  Totally deserved one.  Just ran into some great teams at some bad times.

  6. billd01603 profile image86
    billd01603posted 5 years ago

    I'll agree that Ted Williams is the greatest who has never won, but neither did his successor in left field, Yaz. How about Don Mattingly. He was the greatest Yankee who never won a Championship. Another one is Ernie Banks.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So many baseball greats had their hearts broken by the Yankees.  Tony Gwynn.  Mike Piazza.  Williams.

  7. Tim Quam profile image59
    Tim Quamposted 5 years ago

    How about Pete Maravich?  The NBA's leading scorer for 1976-77 and something of a magician ball-handler.  In his 10 seasons he was only on four playoff teams.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image73
      EJ Lambertposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Pistol Pete.  For sure.  I never got to watch many of his games but I heard he was an amazing player.  He was sort of a Dick Butkus, never got playoff opportunities.

 
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