Some players are proven winners that just won’t stand by while others take the prize right off their hands, constantly helping their teams go the distance and win the ultimate accolade: the NBA Championships.
Other players have thrived off being in the right place at the right time, even if it’s barely playing at all, or embracing a lesser role for the team’s sake in order to finally win the Larry O’Brien trophy.
Nowadays, there are just a handful of active players that have not just won an NBA Championship, but that have been able to do it multiple times and write their names on history books. Today, we’re going to let you know about the top 10 active players with more rings.
10. Kevin Durant (2): 2016-17, 2017-18
Even if you don’t respect him for the kind of move he did, and even though you have all the right in the world to be salty about it, you just can’t deny the fact that Kevin Durant made the right decision by joining the Dubs.
Ever since bailing on the Oklahoma City Thunder, Durant has brought the best out of himself in both ends of the hardwood, leading the Dubs to back-to-back Championships and winning back-to-back Finals MVPs.
9. Udonis Haslem (3): 2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13
Udonis Haslem is, next to Dwyane Wade, the only guy that has been a part of all 3 Championships in Miami Heat history, and he just decided to join the Flash on his “last dance” final season as well.
Haslem has spent his entire career with the Heat, and even though his role has taken a major downfall as years go by, he’s veteran leadership and presence have really come handy when mentoring young guys of the likes of Bam Adebayo.
8. Shaun Livingston (3): 2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18
Shaun Livingston has one of the most heartfelt stories in the history of all major sports, as this guy was inches away from losing his entire leg following one of the worst injuries the world has ever seen, just to become a 3 time NBA Champion later.
Livingston’s determination, hard work and good luck granted him a spot back in the Association, up to the point where he became the primary ball handler of the Golden State Warriors’ second unit.
7. Andre Iguodala (3): 2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18
You have to respect Andre Iguodala after he decided to take a step backward, embrace a lesser role off the bench and lead the Golden State Warriors to the first Championship of their new dynasty.
Andre has been a major factor for Steve Kerr’s team, playing lockdown defense in the wings, running the offense, hitting an occasional three and working as the team’s leader off the bench en route to 3 Championships.
6. Draymond Green (3): 2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18
Draymond Green is one of the main reasons why the Golden State Warriors have been able to become such an unstoppable squad, working as their defensive anchor that can guard one through five.
Moreover, he’s an underrated playmaker, a committed rebounder and a walking triple-double threat, not to mention the fact that he has great basketball IQ to find his cutting teammates. You may not like him, but his grit and hustle are undeniable.
5. Klay Thompson (3): 2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18
If Klay Thompson played elsewhere, he’d be any team’s go-to-guy for sure. He’s one of the best pure shooters in the game, let alone his great lateral quickness and ability to guard the two and the three.
Thompson’s presence really helps ease a lot of pressure off Curry’s shoulder, as it grants him a lot of wide open shots. He’s a consistent volume scorer from all three levels, and one of the most underrated players in the league.
4. Stephen Curry (3): 2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18
I just can’t believe people can still say Stephen Curry is overrated. C’mon, we’re talking about a 2 time MVP (one unanimously), a 3 time NBA Champion and the greatest shooter in the history of the game.
Curry gave the Warriors their identity, he’s the reason why their the deadliest three-point shooting team ever. He’s got unlimited range, is an outstanding passer and one of the craftiest scorers you’ll ever see.
3. Dwyane Wade (3): 2005-06, 2011-12, 2012-13
Dwyane Wade has earned the right to be considered the greatest player in the history of Miami Heat, as he’s one of the two players that have been a part of all 3 Championships, while also having a starring role in every single one of them.
Wade and Shaq took that team out of the blue to defeat the Dallas Mavericks, while LeBron James decided to team up with him 5 years later to rule the East and put an end to the Celtics’ dominance.
2. LeBron James (3): 2011-12, 2012-13, 2015-16
LeBron James is the greatest small forward in the history of the game, a proven winner that has won every single thing he’s played on and even though you may not like this: a top 5 basketball player in NBA history.
Nonetheless, his losing record in the NBA Finals puts a huge question mark over his legacy, but even though he’s a guy that has completely dominated the league for 15 years and that’s been a lock to make it to the Finals on a yearly basis.
1. Tony Parker (4): 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2013-14
Tony Parker may not be fast, athletic or even entertaining to watch, but he has to be - by far - one of the most effective, consistent and reliable point guards to ever set foot on an NBA hardwood.
Parke ran the Spurs offense for 17 years and is one of Popovich’s biggest steals. He helped build the team’s winning culture and is a part of basketball’s most winning trio next to Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili, not to mention the fact that he’s also a Finals MVP winner.