The "Dwightmare" the Magic just endured was awful, make no mistake. But there have been a number of other seasons that teams have suffered through that have been just as bad, and many that were far, far worse.
Sometimes, the worst clouds that hang over teams' heads aren't even due to things that happen on the court. Though the Dwight Howard Indecision jerked Magic fans and management around, the team did experience relative success on the court. Howard still played hard until his season was derailed by a herniated disc in his lower back.
I'm not taking a strict ranking approach to this, as much as just trying to detail some of the worst things to happen in franchises' histories. After all, how could one really rank the death of three players as worse than one another? That's not even to mention things like Magic Johnson announcing he had HIV.
Those kinds of things make the Dwight Howard situation look like a breakup from a two-week relationship in junior high. Nonetheless, I have tried to give a rough order to a series of events which all have had negative and horrible consequences for the franchises involved.
Here's a look at the "Unlucky 13," 13 of the worst years endured by teams in the last 25 years.