Kobe Bryant may be able to polish his five NBA championship rings in his spare time, but plenty of NBA superstars still don't have any championship jewelry for their fingers.
It's certainly not for lack of effort—guys like LeBron James, Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki have seen the NBA Finals, but couldn't ultimately cash in.
And it's certainly not a lack of talent—every player on this list should have a strong argument for entry into the Basketball Hall of Fame by the time his playing career is finished, barring injury.
Phil Jackson, he of the 11 NBA titles, will warn anyone that winning an NBA title is as much about luck as anything. When push came to shove, these 10 guys couldn't get lucky when it counted.
The players listed here are ranked based on three categories: talent, tenure and team. If a player's only been in the league for five years, or he has only been the one superstar on an awful team, it's not a huge surprise that he's ring-less. If he's been in the league for over a decade and been on 50-win teams every season, it's a little more shocking.
With that in mind, check out the top 10 players that enter the 2010-11 season without an NBA championship.