Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls lost to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals in his 2010-11 MVP season

Ex-NBA MVPs who got THISCLOSE to winning a ring, but lost in painful fashion

On this day in 2011 LeBron James and the Miami Heat beat the Chicago Bulls to advance to the first of his 5 straight NBA Finals. With a win tonight LeBron (and James Jones) will be the first players to advance to 6 straight Finals in over 50 years.

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings Oklahoma City Thunder Forward Kevin Durant

Ex-NBA MVPs who got THISCLOSE to winning a ring, but lost in painful fashion

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Charles Barkley 1992-93

Ex-NBA MVPs who got THISCLOSE to winning a ring, but lost in painful fashion

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Charles Barkley

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Steve Nash with the Phoenix Suns 2004-05, 2005-06

Ex-NBA MVPs who got THISCLOSE to winning a ring, but lost in painful fashion

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Steve Nash with the Phoenix Suns

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Karl Malone 1996-97, 1998-99

Ex-NBA MVPs who got THISCLOSE to winning a ring, but lost in painful fashion

Karl Malone leaves Michael Jordan off his all-time starting five

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Steve Nash is not like these other guys...

Ex-NBA MVPs who got THISCLOSE to winning a ring, but lost in painful fashion

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Steve Nash is not like these other guys.

LeBron James, NBA MVPs and Championships

SPORTS CHART OF THE DAY: LeBron James Looks To Climb Elite Group Of MVPs With Championship Rings

Bill Russell leads the way with 16 trophies.

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has become just the third player to win back-to-back NBA MVPs awards.

NBA MVP Stephen Curry isn't a 'system player' – he is the system

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in 5 games in the NBA Finals

Ex-NBA MVPs who got THISCLOSE to winning a ring, but lost in painful fashion

Exclusive, gut-wrenching club: Ex-NBA MVPs with no rings - Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in 5 games in the NBA Finals

Lebron James had the sky fall down on him after this special. His Cavaliers Jerseys would be burned in the streets of Cleveland. The media would continue a barrage of insults, including calling him a "narcissist." He would respond by taking the Heat to 4 NBA Finals, win 2 Championships, and 2 NBA MVPs. He was not the first superstar to leave his team, but this signing would essentially break the financial system in-place in the NBA.

On July 2010 LeBron James announces on The Decision that he will be playing for Miami Heat in the season

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A visual look at NBA All Star Game MVPs, who's one the most by player and by team.

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Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrate after winning the 2017 NBA Finals on June 12 2017 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland.

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