With each mediocre season and every shocking collapse that occurs as the postseason nears, there is a throng of players and coaches behind the scenes yearning to tell their story, wanting others to know why they never had a chance to prosper.
While some dysfunctional teams feature obnoxiously outspoken characters who put themselves on a pedestal, others are populated with a wide array of lackadaisical misfits who put more energy into illegal activities than practice.
Many fans may associate dysfunction with disappointment, but the latter still allows for change and a positive future.
One controversial player won't cut it; this list requires a throng of controversial individuals who successfully create a distasteful atmosphere, whether fans are aware or not.
Here are the most dysfunctional teams in history.