Praying For Rain: 10 NBA Franchises Hoping to End a Title Drought

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Praying For Rain: 10 NBA Franchises Hoping to End a Title Drought
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Which will be the next franchise to end an NBA title drought?

What is a title drought, you ask?

When Brian Wilson struck out Nelson Cruz to clinch the World Series on Monday night, the win ended a 56-year championship drought for the Giants franchise. This was the latest of three recently-ended title droughts in MLB (86 years for the 2004 Boston Red Sox, 88 years for the 2005 Chicago White Sox), and in the NBA the 2008 Boston Celtics put an end to a league-record 22 year title drought.

A franchise without one title cannot be in a title drought. Comparing a title drought to a real-life drought, how can a drought exist if rain never fell there in the first place?

The Lakers, Heat, and Celtics are the three front-runners for the 2011 NBA Championship, of course - but which franchises are suffering the longest-running title droughts in the league right now?

 

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