2. Karl Malone/John Stockton
Since they were so interlocked for the majority of their careers, it almost feels like we have to count Karl “The Mailman” Malone and John Stockton as one. They probably deserved a title more than anyone else in our top 10. As if being a two-time NBA MVP and 14-time All-Star wasn’t enough — or, in Stockton’s case, a 10-time All-Star and the career leader in assists and steals — Malone also helped lead the USA to two gold medals in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. Malone was a powerhouse, capable of taking it to the rack and throwing down absolutely vicious slams, while his point guard was a workhorse, a nonstop pest on one end and a maestro on the other. Watch these highlights and you’ll see why the duo was the best pick-n-roll tandem ever.
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1. Dan Marino
Claiming the top spot is the nine-time Pro Bowler and Superbo…, no wait, correction, just a nine-time Pro Bowler and 12-time Miami Dolphins MVP, Dan Marino. He was arguably one of the best QBs to ever play in the NFL, and for him not to have won a Super Bowl makes me feel as bad as the Jets when Marino robbed them of a victory in 1994 on his famous fake spike play. Actually, it’s even more heartbreaking than that. The NFL has been established for 94 years, almost a century, and according to NFL.com, Marino is the 25th greatest player to have ever played the game. Dan Marino, just like the other nine “greats” on this list, deserved to win it all.
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With the Stanley Cup and NBA Finals coming to a close last month, it feels as though the next cycle of sports seasons is beginning. The MLB is in full swing, pun intended, but is it just me or does it feel like the NFL season begins the sports calendar? Either way, our country’s most popular sports are about to get underway once again, which means yet another chance for every passionate athlete to claim their “Super Bowl” or “World Series” championship title that they can carry with them the rest of their lives. It’s as though an athlete is securing his or her reputation in sports once they win a championship.
With this in mind, there are plenty of incredible sports stars who deserve credit where credit is due, regardless of their ring or world championship count. We’re only talking recent athletes here, too, so you won’t see names like Ted Williams, Ernie Banks or Marcel Dionne. Here are the 10 best modern athletes to never win a title.
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