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2000-2013 Best Teams Ever without a championship?

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by BarreKellyJr, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. BarreKellyJr

    BarreKellyJr Member

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    I would like to know everybody opinion. Who do you feel are the best teams in the last 13 years that never won a championship?

    Can't pick:
    San Antonio Spurs
    Miami Heat
    Los Angeles Lakers
    Boston Celtics
    Dallas Mavericks
    Detroit Pistons


    My picks:
    Oklahoma City Thunder '12
    Philadelphia 76ers '01
    Cleveland Cavaliers '07
    Houston Rockets '09
     
  2. SK34

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    Cavs of 07?

    Id say the rockets w/ artest, Yao and Mac.
    And 76ers with iverson.
     
  3. dharocks

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    01-03 Kings
    03-04 Pacers
     
  4. Firebomb525

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    Definitely '09 Rockets, but of course I'm bias.
     
  5. Obito

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    Probably the 04-05 Suns.
     
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    I do not think any east coast team should be eligible. The eastern conference has been terrible (except for a couple of team that also became champions).

    The 76ers and the cavs were not championship contenders. They would barely make the play-offs if they were in the west. how can you mention the 76ers of 01 and not mention Sacramento of the following years.
     
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    Suns had a stacked team for a few years.
     
  8. BarreKellyJr

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    Oklahoma City Thunder '12 (Harden, Westbrook, Durant)
    Philadelphia 76ers '01 (Raja Bell, Allen Iverson.Vernon Maxwell, Dikembe Mutombo, Aaron McKie)
    Cleveland Cavaliers '07 (LeBron James)
    Houston Rockets '09 (Ron Artest, T-mac, Aaron Brooks, Yao Ming, Hayes, Battier)
     
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  10. UtilityPlayer

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    Kings team in the early 2000's

    Suns team in the mid 2000's

    Mavs team that won 66 games or something ?
     
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    The Kings and it's not really close. They were the best team in the NBA in 02. Game 6 was the only time I've ever genuinely felt the NBA rigged a game.

    The Mavs choke job team in 07

    The Suns in 07 would be third, but I thought the Spurs and Mavs were better that year.


    No eastern conference team even deserves mentioning. The Pistons, Celtics and Heat are the only Eastern Conference teams to field championship level squads and they won it all.
     
  12. VBG

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    Kings and Suns. The early 2000s Pacers were pretty good too. Their best shot was 1998 though.
     
  13. Pull_Up_3

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    if u dont have the kings on the list you didnt watch much basketball
     
  14. thedude077

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    Get the Cleveland Cavaliers out of there!
    Where is the 2002 Kings?
    The Phoenix Suns?
    2007 Jazz?
     
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    '13 Thunder
    '09 Cavaliers
    '03 Mavericks
    '02 Kings
    '04 Spurs
    '09 Celtics
    '12 Bulls (would have given the Heat a run for their money)
    '08 Lakers
    '12 Spurs
     
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    kings (refs screwed them over)
    suns(not having a true inside presence screwed them over)
    us ( basketball gods screwed us over)
     
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  17. BarreKellyJr

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    Kings of course, forgot bout them.
    Sun's played 0 defense and was a three point shooting team. Looks good on paper tho and teams was scared of them, kinda like the 2012 Rockets.
    Jazz? **** them, I don't care if they had every star in the league **** THEM!!!!
    Cavs I said just because LBJ and they made the Finals that year with Boobie Gibson
     
  18. BarreKellyJr

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    This:grin:
     
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    As many have posted, the Webber Kings and the Nash Suns. The Kings were a couple of crooked ref calls away from a ring. The Suns had those BS suspensions that one series against the Spurs.
     
  20. Obito

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    The Suns like the 12' Rockets? You do realize the 04' Suns won 62 games right?
     

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