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How NBA Players Are Devalued by Our Obsession With Rings | More Explanation Needed

The idea of “ring culture” continues to be a stronghold within the NBA fan base, with plenty of fans minimizing careers to the simple premise of how many championships a player has. But the destructive nature of that culture continues to short-change some of the greatest players and stories the NBA has to offer.

Russell Westbrook of the Washington Wizards recently had a triple double that was dismissed as unimpressive by Stephen A Smith on ESPN just because he has not won any NBA Championships. Damien Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers is another prime example of a super star caliber player who does not get enough credit due to his lack of post season success.

In this episode of “More Explanation Needed,” Pierce Simpson explores the story of Junior Bridgeman, the second-richest player in NBA history, whom no one ever seems to discuss.

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