Rarely are the Los Angeles Lakers not competing for the NBA Championships. For players who come to the franchise, many expect to finish their careers with a ring.
However, sometimes players who were expecting great success found themselves without a title while playing for the purple and gold.
While many great players go on to win a title with another team later in their careers, some retire without ever claiming the game's greatest prize.
Here are the seven greatest players to ever play in purple and gold and not win a championship.