in team sports, you need a team. no one man can win all on their own. If Pippen never went to the Bulls, Jordan might've never won a ring. Would he still be considered by many as the greatest basketball player ever? On the flip side, KG has played on a decent team only once in his career and they went to the WCF. He's never consistently had a real team around him. If he never gets a real team and retires with no rings, will he be considered one of the top ten Power Forwards of all time? Barkley and Malone are. What happens in the NFL when a Quarterback has no defense and can't win a ring? Would he still be considered one of the greatest? In my opinion, an individual can not be judged by how many rings they have. A championship is the mark of a true team. Is Barry Sanders any less of a running back for not winning a championship? Is John Stockton any less of a point guard for not winning a championship? Is Marvin Harrison any less of a Wide Receiver for not winning a championship? Is Trevor Hoffman any less of a closer for not winning a championship? IMO it's ridiculous to think that someone's better because they've got more rings. All that means is that they've been on better teams. Let the AJ bashing begin.