Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Best: Player to never win a championship

Welcome to "The Best," a new series from the people who brought you "Would You Do," "Blogger Interviews" and "What Really Grinds My Gears."

It's just what it sounds like: what's the best ______? "Best" is such a subjective word and that's really the point -- let's get you guys talking! If this works, there will be intelligent, thoughtful debate on the day's topic. And if it doesn't work, well, back to the drawing board.

The NBA Finals start tomorrow -- the long layoff furthers our love for the league -- and got us thinking about guys like Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. All solid players for a long time, none have much to show for it.

With Garnett the star of that tandem, does he fall into the list of best players in the last, oh, 20 years to never win a championship?

Here's how we'd go:

5. Garnett
4. A-Rod
3. Malone/Stockton
2. Barry Sanders
1. Dan Marino

Lots of good players don't have rings. Name 'em in the comments.


Mark said...

Barry Bonds

Randy Moss

Ross Perot

Anonymous said...

don't think ted williams won one.

tenjay said...

as a giants' fan, i'll second barry.

for football:
barry sanders

the mailman and stockton
sir charles

james brown stains said...

Robin Yount

Anonymous said...

George Brett.

rstiles said...

1. Alex Rodriguez
2. Ken Griffey, Jr.
3. Barry Bonds

1. Patrick Ewing
2. Charles Barkley
3. Karl Malone

1. Dan Marino
2. Barry Sanders
3. LaDainian Tomlinson

1. Bo Schembechler
2. Marty Schottenheimer
3. Eddie Sutton

GMoney said...

Jay Buhner!
Kirk Reuter

JMC said...

barry lamar bonds...

Bobby Hebert.

Spencer said...

I agree with anonymous. Ted Williams didn't win a World Series, neither has Ken Griffey Jr.

Ralph Nader's been running for president for almost 40 years now, gotta put him in.

rstiles said...

Holly Rowe

Anonymous said...

has visquel won one yet? if not, then him. and also barry.

Anonymous said...

I got yer Big Brown, bend over, Sally.

Gonzo said...


Ken Phelps. Ken Phelps.

Anonymous said...


GTA said...

Ernie Banks
Ted Williams
Omar Vizquel

Stocky said...

Fran Tarkenton
Jim Kelly