38. Grant Hill
Grant Hill was one of the most popular players of his time. Back in the 1990s, he won two NCAA Championships as a member of the Duke basketball team. He won the ACC Player of the Year award as well, so he was highly touted from the start. By the time he arrived in the NBA, he was already popular. He was drafted third overall behind Glenn Robinson and Jason Kidd.
He immediately made an impact, putting up 20 points or more from 1995 to 2000 as a part of the Detroit Pistons. When he moved to the Orlando Magic. Yet he was plagued with injuries most of his career, all starting at the end of his run in Detroit. He’d hurt his ankle and would never be the same. Though he became an 8-time NBA All-Star and remained relatively productive, he never could realize his one bright potential.
Many feel this is why he is among the best player who never won an NBA Championship.