June 18, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers former running back LaDainian Tomlinson during his retirement press conference at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Ladainian Tomlinson: “(I’d rather be a) Hall of Fame player without a ring”


Ladainian Tomlinson says that he would rather go into the Hall of Fame then win a ring.

“(I’d rather be a) Hall of Fame player without a ring, because you’ve got to sacrifice so much individually just to be good. They draft you individually, and you’ve got to back them up and make them right. I think at the end of the day, even though I didn’t win a Super Bowl ring, I felt like I backed them up for drafting me. I backed up the San Diego Chargers for picking me with the fifth pick.” – Ladainian Tomlinson (NBC Sports)

Is that LT being selfish for individual accomplishments or am I being selfish because I would rather get a ring in this city? Being a Hall of Famer makes you a legend in the game while winning a championship only makes you a legend in the city.

I guess you can just call me selfish! I don’t think I am the only one though.

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  • AndreHascall

    I get what he is saying. Winning a super bowl is really a team effort and no one player can get his team there and win it (quarterbacks are an exception). But to become a top 5 all time rushing leader in the nfl is a great feat. Players shouldn’t be kept out of canton because of a lack of rings.

  • BoogaP

    What else should he say at this point? He’s retired and can’t change the ‘ring’ part.

    Or can he……. lol. j/k

  • IBPRCAN

    @chargersbuzztap my first reaction to that comment was…It showed when you stepped out of bounds to avoid contact…it showed!

  • Bolts_NFL_music

    Actually I think he’s still tryin to be cool with that ‘no SB ring’ thing. He considered to end his career with the Donkeys, just to get one! But he’ll find his freedom (if he hasn’t found it already). LT = Charger4Life

  • MikeTuck

    To me this proves the selfishness that laDanian had. he was more about himself than the team and it’s success. I’ve said it for a long time the picture I’ll remember of him was froze by Mcfarlane Figurines. There he is on the bench by himself, they only needed to include the towel to put over his hair.