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4 Key Differences Between Perennial Winners and Bottom-Feeders in the NBA
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Tim Duncan, Four-Time NBA Champion

In today’s NBA, there are contenders and there are pretenders. There are perennial winners and bottom feeders, and some major differences between them.

Since the NBA was founded as the Basketball Association of America in 1946, 18 different teams have won its 66 championships. But the four most winningest franchises—the Boston Celtics (17), Los Angeles Lakers (16), Chicago Bulls (6) and San Antonio Spurs (4)—have won exactly half of the time.

Of the 30 franchises that comprise the NBA, 13 of them have never won a championship.

Here are some reasons why that may be the case.

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