Welcome to the Endzone: The Ring’s The Thing

By Eric D. Graham, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: November 19, 2009
NORTH CAROLINA (BASN) — My Grandmother, who was a Bible-toting, scripture reciting, God-fearing, Church-going Christian always told me if you ain’t got “no ring” all you are doing is shackin!! Therefore LeBron James, I can’t call you “The King” even though you and Shaq are teammates. Like Beyonce says “If you like it, then you should put a ring on it.”

As a result, today in the “Endzone” we take a look at several players who never put a ring on it.

1. Patrick Ewing aka Patrick NO RING

I blame Ewing’s teammate Charles Smith for him not winning a NBA Championship ring. He blew four easy lapups underneath the basket against the Chicago Bulls in the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals. Oh yeah, Michael Jordan also contributed to Patrick’s misery. It started way back in college in 1982 in the NCAA Basketball Championship game when Jordan then a freshman hit that jump shot against the Georgetown Hoyas.

2. Charles Barkley aka DA ROUND MOUND OF REBOUND

Sir Charles won a gold medal with the Dream Team in 1992 but he can only dream about winning an NBA Championship ring.

3. Allen Iverson aka ME, MYSELF AND A.I.

A.I. made it to the NBA Finals in 2001 against the L.A. Lakers but was stabbed in the heart.

4. Terrell Owens aka TERROR OWENS

T.O. made it to Super Bowl XXXIX, but his best man kept “turning up.” As a result, no ring.

5. Tracy McGrady aka Tracey “Cry Baby”

Anxiety disorder has prevents Tracy “Cry Baby” from performing in the playoffs. Besides, he usually injured during this time anyway.

6. Vince Carter aka “Half-man; Half-Amazing”

It’s amazing that this amazing player may never win a NBA Championship ring. But do you, still believe in Magic.

7. Jason Kidd aka You must be KIDDING.

He’s getting a little older, and a little slower to be running after these young kids. Somebody call the babysitter cause he’s not a “KID” anymore

8. Steve Nash aka NASTY NASH

His wet, sweaty hair keeps getting in his eyes. If he does not get a NBA championship SOON, he’ll be singing backup for the Jonas Brothers

9. Reggie Miller aka “The Knick Killer”

One of the greatest clutch shooters in the game, but he will have to keep his foot on the brakes in his quest for NBA Championship ring.

10. Dirk Nowitzki aka Dirk “NO-RING-SKI

Dirk will probably never win a NBA Championship because he is too afraid to take the last shot when the games on the line especially in the playoffs. “If you are scared; say you are scared!”