The 2011 NBA Playoffs were full of questions that captivated fans into watching from all over the world. Can anyone stop the Heat in their title run? Will D-Rose lead Chicago to their first championship since Jordan? Are Kobe and the Lakers going to pull off the three-peat? How much do Dirk's Mavs have left in the tank?
These questions culminated into a championship matchup between the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks that gave ABC their third highest television rating while broadcasting the Finals ever during the game six clincher. Last season's playoffs were so good that some fans even wondered whether they were the best ever.
Unfortunately, the NBA Playoffs aren't like your child's first grade birthday party—not everyone in the league is invited. With the Larry O'Brien Trophy being awarded to Dallas a little over a month ago, here are five playoff teams from last season that should be concerned about their place in the party all together.