After the clock hit zeroes yesterday in Miami, there was so much to digest.
For only the fifth time since 1980, a team other than the Chicago Bulls, L.A. Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons or Boston Celtics won an NBA Championship. The focus of the 2011 NBA Finals was on the Heat, unfairly taking the spotlight away from the Dallas Mavericks.
This slideshow won't be any different.
After watching Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd raise the Larry O'Brien trophy last night, it got me thinking of other players who need a ring to cement their legacy or give themselves a much needed historical boost.
Here are five current players who need to win a title next season.