At the moment when the whistle of Game 6 of the Finals was blown, the defending champion Golden State Warriors missed the best opportunity to reach three consecutive championships. It is indeed a pity for the Warriors to have three championships in five years. At the same time, the Toronto Raptors won the first NBA championship trophy in the 24 years since the establishment of the team. The Raptors "retired", but there are 11 teams in the NBA that have not won a championship, and even 5 A team that hasn’t even played in the finals. Today we’ll take a look at the five NBA teams that have never played in the finals: the top 50 years without a championship, and the last team that has never made the second round.
First: Los Angeles Clippers
In 1970, the Clippers were formed and joined the NBA. The Clippers were originally named the Buffalo Warriors and later changed to the Clippers. It was not until 1984 that the team moved to Los Angeles. Although fast The ship is in the big ball market, but this team has never been able to become the owner of this city. In front of the hugely-rooted Lakers, the Clippers seem so inconspicuous. Even if Paul joined in 2011, the Clippers did. Have never played in the finals. The Clippers, who have not had a championship for 50 years, welcomed Leonard and Paul George to join this summer. Whether these two superstars can lead the team to win the first championship in team history, let us Wait and seeJust stay.
Second team: Denver Nuggets
Last season’s Nuggets made people shine. Under the leadership of Jokic and Murray, the team advanced all the way and entered the playoffs as second in the Western Conference. But on the stage of the playoffs, he couldn't go further. The Nuggets were founded in 1967.He officially joined the NBA in 1976, so it's been 43 years. The best record in the history of the Nuggets was to reach the NBA Western Conference Finals in the three seasons of 1977-1978, 1984-1985 and 2008-2009. finals.
The third branch: New Orleans Pelicans
If the greatest star of the Pelicans is called Chris Paul, the original name of the Pelicans is also the Hornets. The fate is very similar, there has been a rise, but it has not been able to get a greater improvement in the playoffs. The best record of the Pelicans was the second round of the playoffs in the 2007-08 season, when the Pelicans led the big score Under the circumstances, the Spurs led by Duncan completed the reversal, and the finals trip is simply unattainable for the Pelicans. This offseason the Pelicans selected Zion Williams, the No. 1 pick, and got it in a thick eyebrow trade Ball, Ingram, and Hart, time is changing, and the Pelicans are still struggling to win the championship.
The fourth team: Memphis Grizzlies
The Grizzlies team was established late, and it was formally established in 1995, although the Grizzlies were formed at the beginning of the team The all-around forward Abdul Rahim and Rivers are a killer combination, but the team's record has always been lackluster. Entering the 21st century, the Grizzlies got Gasol and the team officially started the playoffs. In 2011, the Grizzlies eliminated the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs and completed the fourth "Black Eight Miracle" in history. There are miracles, but the Grizzlies team isOn the road to winning the championship, it went through hardships and obstacles. Conley was sent away, and the Grizzlies entered the reconstruction again.
Fifth: Charlotte Hornets
Although Michael Jordan has created countless legends during his player period, Joe, the owner of the Hornets, has repeatedly failed. The Hornets are the youngest in the NBAThis team has reached the playoffs three times so far, but all ended in failure. In the 2009-2010 season, the Hornets were swept by the Magic in the first round of the playoffs; in the 2013-14 season, the Hornets were swept by the Heat in the first round; in 2016, the Hornets reached the playoffs again, this time they won three games, and finally Still eliminated by the Heat. The Hornets have not even been able to break through the second round of the playoffs so far. This is Charlotte's injury and Jordan's injury.
The teams that have never played in the finals are the Clippers, Nuggets, Pelicans, Grizzlies and Hornets. The teams that have never won are the Suns, Nets, Pacers, Magic and Timberwolves. And Jazz, which of these teams do you think will take the lead in winning the first championship in team history?