When discussing individual greatness in any sport, the number of championships is often one of the first criteria brought up.
Peyton Manning would never hear the end of it had he not won a ring in 2007.
Before Barry Bonds was known for his head tripling in size, he was the guy who could not perform in the playoffs for the Pirates in the early '90s.
While championships are no doubt a measuring stick in football and baseball, many believe that in basketball they are essential to prove greatness.
Fairly or not, in the NBA, great players are expected to win regardless of their teammates.
With that being said, I give you the 10 NBA players whose career achievements will be vindicated the most by winning their first title.