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Which NBA Team Will Be Next To Win Their First Championship?

List RulesVote up the team most likely to win a championship first.

What is the best NBA team to never win a ring? The goal of every NBA team at the start of each season is to win a championship, but there can be only one winner, and the rest of the league has to try again. While 10 teams in league history have won multiple championships, but there remain 11 NBA teams without a ring. There are 11 teams who have never had the ultimate celebration at the end of the season.

In 2019, Kawhi Leonard gave the Toronto Raptors the first title in franchise history. Now, Leonard has joined the Clippers, with a chance to give another franchise a ring. While the Clippers have never even made the NBA Finals, teams like the Nets, Magic, and Jazz have all been to the Finals multiple times and come up empty. But they are all in a position to end the drought soon and get off the list of NBA teams without a championship.

But which team is the most likely to end its drought next? Which of these 11 NBA teams with no rings has the best shot to win a championship? It could happen in the 2021-2022 season, but maybe these fanbases will have to wait a little longer. Vote up the teams that won't have to wait.

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  • 1

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 22

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2021 - Lost in the Eastern Conference semifinals

    Best finish:
    2x NBA Finals runner-up (2002, 2003)

  • 2

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 16

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2021 - Lost in the Western Conference finals

    Best finish:
    Western Conference finals (2021)

  • 3

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 29

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2021 - Lost in the NBA finals

    Best finish:
    3x NBA Finals runner-up (1976, 1993, 2021)

  • 4

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 30

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2021 - Lost in the Western Conference semifinals

    Best finish:
    2x NBA Finals runner-up (1997, 1998)

  • 5

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 27

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2021 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals

    Best finish:
    1976 NBA Finals runner-up

  • 6

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 11

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2020 - Lost in first round of Western Conference playoffs

    Best finish:
    2013 Western Conference finals

  • 7

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 10

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2016 - Lost in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs

    Best finish:
    4x Conference semifinals (1993, 1998, 2001, 2002)

  • 8

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 16

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2020 - Lost in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs

    Best finish:
    2x NBA Finals runner-up (1995, 2009)

  • 9

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 27

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2019 - Lost in first round of Eastern Conference playoffs

    Best finish:
    2000 NBA Finals runner-up

  • 10

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 9

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2018 - Lost in first round of Western Conference playoffs

    Best finish:
    2004 Conference finals

  • 11

    Total NBA Playoffs appearances: 7

    Most recent playoff appearance:
    2018 - Lost in Western Conference semifinals

    Best finish:
    2x Conference semifinals (2008, 2018)