Winning a championship has long been said to be the pinnacle of any athlete's career.
You don't need to look further than what it has done to someone like LeBron James' ultimate legacy to see how slipping on a ring—or two—changes the perception of a guy, taking them from great individual success to irreplaceable team success.
But while hoisting a championship trophy is great, repeating the feat isn't exactly easy.
There have been plenty of teams that have gone "all-in" for a title one year, only to have a major fire sale the next. Or, because of injuries, went from the top of the standings to the bottom faster than they could even dust off their rings.
So take a look at these 12 teams who, after winning a title the season before, found themselves going from champs to chumps.