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If LeBron James Wins NBA Title, Who Becomes the Best Player with No Ring?
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With LeBron James and the Miami Heat on the verge of winning the 2012 NBA Championship, James (and Chris Bosh, for that matter) is on the verge of winning his first ring.

As his first title comes, LeBron officially gets to knock his own name off one of the most dubious lists in sports: the best players to never win a title.

He can officially say he's not Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, George Gervin, Pistol Pete, or Elgin Baylor.

Of course, the only difference between those guys and LeBron is that LeBron is still playing, which means he's had a shot to take his name off that list for the past nine years.

However, there are still a handful of players currently playing in the NBA who don't have that pretty bit of gold wrapping any of their fingers.

So, let's take a look at which NBA players—should LeBron finally get his ring—will be officially jostling for the coveted "Best Active Player Without a Ring" trophy.

It seem wise here to take into account not only how good the players currently are, but what the scope of their careers mean from a basketball standpoint.

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