Six of the 28 players who have won the NBA MVP have never won a championship since the award started for the 1955-56 season. That lists includes the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki and his former guard Steve Nash, who is still in contention for a ring in 2010.
Missing the big hardware
MVPs without an NBA title:
And so begins the speculation over James' future. The gambling website bodog.com is already on the case, and it doesn't look promising for the Mavericks.
Bodog.com's odds on which team will sign LeBron James in the 2010 offseason: