Which franchise is the most cursed?
Here is some remarks by a Suns fan.
Lets face it. The Suns are cursed.
Lets start from the beginning,..
Suns lose the coin flip and miss out on Kareem and boom, championships lost right off the bat.
Suns finally get to the finals in 76, during the Celtics dynasty days, lost the triple OT game after the shot that was heard around the world...and lose the finals. (Another championship lost.)
Suns get back to the finals in 93, unfortunately the beginning of the Bulls dynasty also got to the finals that year. (Another championship lost)
Suns sign Penny Hardaway to a ridiculous contract. Microfracture surgery destroys the "back court 2000" idea and Suns become mediocre.
Suns sign Googs, which ends up becoming one of the worst moves of all time in the NBA.
Suns lose Jason Kidd to a broken leg, KJ comes out of retirement, leads the Suns past the Spurs in the first round, unfortunately the beginning of the Lakers 3 peat team was waiting for them in the 2nd round. (Maybe not a championship caliber team, but it was still worth mentioning.)
Jerry Colangigio sells the team to Robert Sarver. NOOOOOOOOOOO
Suns win the best record in the NBA in 05, and then lose Joe Johnson to a bad fall on a bad foul and lose to the Spurs in the conference finals. (Another championship lost for sure, Suns destroyed the East that year.)
Suns lose Amare Stoudemire to microfracture injury for the year, yet STILL win 54 games, win the 2nd seed in the West and get back into the conference finals in 06.
Suns get screwed against the Spurs in 07 with the suspensions to Amare and Diaw, almost won game 5 still, but ended up losing the series.
Suns trade for Shaq, let D'antoni walk, and Hire Porter, completely disrupting the offense.
The next thing could be if Amare walks.
Also losing game 7 when up 15 in the 4th.1972, had the first Pick and Took Larue Martin instead of DR J!!!!
1978 had the first pick and took Mychal Thompson instead of LARRY BIRD!!!
1984, Had second pick and took Sam Bowie instead of MICHAEL JORDAN!!!!.
Had the top pick twice in the draft and there reward was in :
1988 Danny Manning
1998 Michael Olowokandi
They get the #2 pick in 1995 in Antonio Mcdyess but he ends up in Denver
They select Darius Miles with the 3rd pick in 2000 and well we know what happens with him.
They pick Shaun Livingston in 2004 and then he gets a virtually career ending injury
And then it takes essentially 30 years to just make the 2nd round of the playoffs.
This was a team that was pretty good in the 90's and for the most part in 2004 and 2005. The 90's they couldn't overcome the Bulls. At times they would beat or lose to the Knicks and then have to worry about the Magic and other good teams. Their best chance was in 1999 when they were one of the two favorites after the Bulls demantled and they lost to the 8th seeded Knicks.
In 2000 they got to the finals and had to deal with the Lakers.
In 2004 they had the best record in the league and had JO, Reggie and Artest and got upset by the Pistons.
The following year in 2005 I think the Pacers had their best shot and then the brawl happened and they haven't been the same since.
No Playoffs before Garnett, no playoffs after Garnett
I'm sure there are others such as the Bucks once Kareem left, etc, but what franchise do you think has been the most cursed/unfortunate?