The 22 Greatest NBA Players to Never Win a Ring

21. Dikembe Mutombo


Mutombo is another NBA center whose large hands remain ring-less. His signature block celebration was the finger wag, but he himself was rejected from the NBA Finals on two separate occasions. As a member of the 76ers in 2001, he came up short against the Lakers. And then he once again tasted defeat in 2003, when his New Jersey Nets were beat by Tim Duncan and the Spurs.

Despite the heartbreaking losses, Mutombo is one of the all-time great centers, and he was inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame in 2015. His four NBA Defensive Player of the Year Awards remain the most all-time (tied with Ben Wallace), and he is second only to Hakeem Olajuwon for the most blocks in NBA history.

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