Monday, October 24, 2016

NBA Teams That Have Yet to Win a Championship

Entering the 2017 NBA season there are 12 teams or franchises that have yet to win a NBA Championship. The Cleveland Cavaliers removed themselves from this list in 2016 as the team captured its first title in seven games over the Golden State Warriors. 

Is there any chance a team on this list can remove itself from the list by winning the 2017 NBA title? It could happen but it's very unlikely this season.
NBA Teams That Have Yet to Win a Championship
Phoenix Suns
The Phoenix Suns have not won an NBA Championship in since the team joined the NBA in 1968. The Suns made the NBA Finals in both 1976 and 1993 but lost both times.
LA Clippers
The Los Angeles Clippers have not won an NBA Championship since the franchise joined the NBA as the Buffalo Braves in 1970. The Clippers have not even made it to the NBA Finals.
Utah Jazz
The Utah Jazz have not won a NBA Championship since the franchise joined the NBA as the New Orleans Jazz in 1974. The Jazz made the NBA Finals in back-to-back years in 1996 and 1997 but lost in six games in both years to the Chicago Bulls.
Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets have played in the NBA since 1976 without a championship. The Nuggets have yet to make a NBA Finals appearance.
Indiana Pacers
Like the Nuggets the Indiana Pacers joined the NBA in 1976 and have yet to win a championship. The Pacers did make the NBA Finals in 2000 but lost to the Lakers. Indiana did win three ABA Championships prior to joining the NBA.
Brooklyn Nets
The Nets joined the NBA from the ABA in 1976. They won two ABA Championships as the New York Nets with Doctor J Julius Erving but have yet to win an NBA Championship. The Nets lost in the NBA Finals in back-to-back years in 2002 and 2003.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Saints won the Super Bowl in 2010 but the New Orleans Pelicans have yet to bring home an NBA Championship since the team joined the NBA in 2003. The Pelicans have never even come close to a NBA Finals appearance.
Minnesota Timberwolves
The Timberwolves joined the NBA in 1990 and have yet to even make a NBA Finals let alone win a championship.
Orlando Magic
The Magic also joined the NBA in 1990 and have yet to win a title. Orlando did make the finals in both 1995 and 2009 but lost both times.
Memphis Grizzlies
The Memphis Grizzlies joined the NBA in 1995 and have not won a championship. The team has yet to make a NBA Finals appearance.
Toronto Raptors
The Toronto Raptors also joined the NBA in 1995 and have not yet won a championship. The Raptors still have not made a finals appearance but they did make it to the conference finals in 2016 where they lost to the eventual champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
Charlotte Hornets
The Charlotte Hornets joined the NBA in 2004 and have yet to win a championship or make a NBA Finals appearance.
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