Here are the list of non hall of famers with the most title rings. I also excluded players who will make the Hall, like Kobe.
1. Jim Luscutoff (7) - Played on some of the 50's and 60's celtic teams
1. Robert Horry (7) - Big shot Rob, amazing how he played on all the recent dynasties minus the Bulls.
3. Larry Siegfried (5) - Was on the 60's celtics teams.
3. Michael Cooper (5) - Great defender, key part for those Lakers 80's teams.
3. Ron Harper (5) - Rode Michael and Kobe to 5 rings, solid point guard.
3. Steve Kerr (5) - Great shooter won 3 with the Bulls, and 2 with the Spurs.
3. Derek Fisher (5) - He has definitely hit some big shots for the Lakers. Now a ring chaser in OKC.
8. Frank Saul (4) - Long time ago. Won with the Rochester Royals (now Kings) and the Minneapolis Lakers
8. Kurt Rambis (4) - Tough player for the Lakers now a coach.
8. Will Perdue (4) - Won 3 titles with the 91, 92, 93 Bulls. Then another with the 99 Spurs.
8. John Salley (4) - 4 titles, with 3 different teams. The 89 and 90 Pistons, 96 Bulls, and 2000 Lakers.
8. Horace Grant (4) - Very solid player. Played on some great teams. His last title was with the 01 Lakers.
That's it for now, someone who could be on this list as early as next year is Udonis Haslem. He's won 3 titles.
Ron Harper "rode Mj and Kobe to 5 rings"... I seem to recall as certain behemoth absolutely obliterating all competition on that Lakers team, can't remember his name...
Yeah I wasn't trying to overshadow his accomplishments, He was a important role player, but he was a role player that was fortunate enough to play with Jordan and Shaq.
Ron Harper was 20PPG in bad team player. Him, Kukoc, Kerr, Longley, Fisher, Horry and many more are so underrated players. While buch of avrege players such as Juwon Howard, Ricky, Davis and so on are badly overrated
Ron Harper is perfect sample how stats can full people
Ron Harper did more than ride MJ to a ring; his ability to defend the point and move the ball was a key part of their success in the second 3-peat; he enabled them to play 3 guys who were 6'6 or higher in their back-court and could switch off on big men without being dominated.
Phil Jackson placed a very high value on Harper's accomplishments, he was a role player, but an important one.
Agreed. It annoyed me that he wrote that but I got lazy in my post, guys like him will always be undervalued.
Still can't believe that Darko has a ring yet Karl Malone/Stockton/etc have none. Life just isn't fair sometimes...
Lest we not forget that Adam Morrison has a couple of rings thanks to the Lake show
I have to disagree when i hear some people say that Robert Horry should be in the Hall of Fame..Horry was a clutch shooter and he was in the playoffs every year during his 16 yr career..But he was nowhere near being a HOF....
Ron Harper was fantastic for the Bulls. 2nd dynasty Chicago ( due to having a 4-6 apg SG and a 5-7 apg SF ) bypassed a pure point guard and started two 6'6'' guards who were lock down defenders. That was really ahead of the times to run a lineup that big and a pretty great defensive strategy.
PG - Harper - 6'6'', high volume steal and block player and a strong defender
SG - Jordan - 6'6'', one of the best perimeter defenders in NBA history
SF - Pippen - 6'7'', one of the best perimeter defenders in NBA history
PF - Rodman - 6'7'', one of the best defenders in NBA history
C - Longley - 7'2'', solid rim protector, one of the taller players in the NBA at that time
Phil had argueably 3 of the best defenders in NBA history, but I always thought his ability to find a former do it all SG to convert to point and give smaller guards fits, and finding one of the bigger guys in the league who could hit a top of the key 15 footer to fit perfectly in his strategy.
Kinda makes me think if a young athletic combo guard with great defense and a jack of all trades skillset to start on the Heat. A player like Shumpert would be dynamic with James and Wade, and would add defensive positional versatility. Not that I want Shump to go anywhere...
Manu is sitting at 3 titles right now. Could win a fourth with the Spurs. Do people consider him a future HOFer? He's on the fence for me, he's had a lot of team success and has been a terrific 2nd round find but career averages of 14.9 PPG, 3.9 RPG, 4 APG and 2 All-Star games leaves me thinking he might just miss out.
In his new book, Phil Jackson thought that moving Ron Harper to point guard was HUGE. He was basically the fourth guy on 5 title teams which is big.
Some very, very good high level role players on this list who sublimated there games in order to win.
Salley winning titles with 3 different teams is neat. Also 3 different decades. Also have to love Steve Kerr winning
four straight titles.
They should at least put Robert Horry's trophy case in the Hall of Fame.