NBA Playoffs: 5 Greatest Teams That Never Won an NBA Title

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NBA Playoffs: 5 Greatest Teams That Never Won an NBA Title
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Karl Malone was one of many players that never won a championship.

It's a line made famous in the movie Top Gun which states, "There are no points for second place."  That seems so fitting for this article.

History remembers the winners, the champions, the guys hoisting the trophy, getting fitted for rings, and wearing the crown. What about the teams that don't quite get there?

I don't just mean the teams that lose in the Finals either. Sometimes the two best teams in the NBA are in the same conference, but each team has to send only one team to the NBA Finals so they are forever left out of the history books as one of the great teams that season.

Here are the five greatest teams that never won a title.

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