At least the league's best player finally has himself a ring.
Now that LeBron James has a ring, we can finally lay our criticism upon the next ringless superstars. They'll be expected to live up to unrealistic expectations, criticized for not leading their team to victory in losses and have their career constantly put under a microscope. Because if you don't win a title, what's the point, right?
Well, it turns out that we can still appreciate and respect these players, even if they haven't won a championship. Winning a title isn't determined by individuals, it's the team's decision on whether they want to win a title or not.
LeBron James couldn't win in Cleveland, Kobe Bryant couldn't get out of the first-round without Shaq or Pau and Wilt Chamberlain needed Hal Greer; everybody needs a team to win a title.
There are quite a few of the league's top players who are currently without a ring, including the second, third, fourth and fifth best players, according to ESPN's recent rankings of all the NBA's players.
We turn our attention to the league's future scapegoats and take a look at the five best players who are currently without a ring.