6 NBA Players Who Were a Lucky Break Away from Winning a Title

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6 NBA Players Who Were a Lucky Break Away from Winning a Title
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Most NBA Analysts will assert that in order to win a title, a player needs to be on a team with the perfect balance of offense and defense, superstar quality talent, good role players who can make critical plays at key junctures of a series and a little bit of luck.

That last trait of a championship team may be the most difficult to replicate, because it's something that players and teams cannot plan for.

Players can  become victims of the "bad break bug" as Robert Horry ironically put it in 1999.

It can be all the more difficult when a player is literally at the doorstep of immortality and is turned away by a single bad break or twist of fate that alters the trajectory of their title aspirations. These are the players that would have been NBA Champions if one play, executive decision, or referee's call had gone a different way. 

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