I have always felt bad for great athletes who had successful NBA careers but were never able to win a ring. Players like Elgin Baylor, Allen Iverson, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, George Gervin, Patrick Ewing, and Dominique Wilkins come to mind.
I recently saw Damian Lillard's Foot Locker commercial and thought it was hilarious. What makes it so good is that these guys can be such good sports and joke about it (especially the Mailman).
Malone may have never won a championship, but I'll bet some retired players who have won rings would gladly trade them to have his physique at age 50.