Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Kevin Durant are the only players to ever win a championship with their teams (via ESPN), and they have all picked the biggest of them all: The Kentucky Wildcats.
Here are the other three most notable picks.1.
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers, 1984-1986NBA Finals: James, Cavs won the title by beating the Oklahoma City Thunder, 73-72.2.
Chris Mullin, Phoenix Suns, 1997-1999NBA Finals (2nd seed): Mullin and his Suns swept the Utah Jazz, 76-61, to win the NBA championship.3.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Detroit Pistons, 1984 NBA Finals: Abdul-Jamal won the NBA title by finishing with 25 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks against the Philadelphia 76ers.4.
Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76er, 1968 NBA Finals (6th seed): Chamberlain’s Bulls won the championship by beating his Celtics by a score of 95-87.5.
Kare Emmitt, San Antonio Spurs, 1971 NBA Finals(2nd round): The San Antonio’s were swept by the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA Finals.6.
Shaquill Griffin, San Francisco 49ers, 1979 NBA Finals, Game 4: Griffin led the 49ers to a 105-97 victory over the Denver Nuggets.7.
Kareim Abdul-Rauf, Detroit Tigers, 1977 NBA FinalsAveraging 31.9 points and 9.5 rebounds per game in 1977, he was a dominant force on the defensive end.8.
John Stockton, Philadelphia Eagles, 1979-1980NBA Finals(4th seed, Eastern Conference): Stockton averaged 32.3 points, 6.5 assists and 3.4 rebounds per contest, and led the Philadelphia Flyers to the 1979 NBA Championship.9.
Shaq, Miami Heat, 2005 NBA FinalsThe most famous of the NBA’s big three won his first title with the Heat in 2005.10.
Kobe Bryant , Los Angeles Lakers, 1988-89NBA Finals2nd Round: Bryant led the Lakers to the championship game with a season-high 38 points and five rebounds.
He averaged 25.7 points and 5.5 blocks per game.11.
LeBron, Cleveland Cavs, 2004 NBA Finals1st Round: LeBron led the Cavs to a title in the 2004 NBA Playoffs.12.
Wladek Begemann, Miami Marlins, 2002 NBA FinalsIn 2003, Begemampan was traded to the Miami Marlins for a draft pick.13.
Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, 2011NBA Finals1: Paul led the Clippers to the title in 2011, finishing with 30 points and 10 rebounds per Game 3.14.
Kareeme Abdul-Baba, Phoenix Mercury, 2001 NBA Finals10: The Mercury’s won the 1995 NBA Championship, and won two more titles in the next two seasons.15.
Karem Abdul-Habbar , Atlanta Hawks, 1993NBA Finals12: The Hawks won the 1992 NBA Championship and again in 1994.16.
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, 1988 NBA Finals13: Jordan won his fourth NBA title in 1992.17.
Shaqs, Sacramento Kings, 2008 NBA Finals11: The Kings won the 2009 NBA Championship before losing to the Chicago Bulls.18.
Shaqtin’ Al-Awlaki, Los Angles Lakers, 2003 NBA Finals16: The Lakers won the 2003 NBA Championship but lost in the Western Conference finals to the Phoenix Suns.19.
ShaQ, Cleveland Trail Blazers, 1995 NBA Finals9: The Trail Blazers won the 1994 NBA Championship with Shaq leading the team to the Finals.20.
Dwyane Wade, Miami Dolphins, 2015 NBA Finals8: The Heat lost in five games to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2015, but Wade was the NBA MVP and finished third in MVP voting.21.
LeBronJames, Cleveland, Cavaliers, 2016 NBA Finals7: James led the Cavaliers to a championship in 2016.22.
Kareems, San Diego, Lakers, 2002NBA Finals7.
Shaquin’s Lakers won three straight NBA championships in the 2002-2003 and 2003-2004 seasons, before being swept in the 2006 Western Conference semifinals by the Utah Storm.23.
Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, 2017 NBA Finals6.
Kevin played his first season with the Warriors and led them to a Western Conference title in 2017.24.
Dwane Wade , Miami Heat , 2014 NBA Finals5.
Wade led the Heat to the 2015 NBA Championship while winning three titles in four seasons with the team.25.
Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, 2017NBA Finals4.
Love led the Timberwolves to the 2017 NBA Championship by leading them to the Western Final against the Sacramento Kings.26.
Chris Bosh, Miami, Heat, 2015NBA Finals3.
Bosh won the 2015 championship in Miami with a team-best 28 points and 11 rebounds per outing.27