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?
Of all time, I'd say Ted Williams. My personal favorite is Barry Sanders.
You always forget Ted didn't win one. For awhile I thought Nolan Ryan didn't either. Yeah, Teddy deserved a ring.
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.
The problem was his team was so enamored with getting him the ball that they became predictable and easy to beat. A real shame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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