Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer Calvin Watkins covers the Houston Rockets and the NBA for ESPN.com. He joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009. He's covered the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers as well as colleges, boxing and high school sports. Follow on Twitter HOUSTON -- The Rockets set a trio
"Oh we would've beat them," Smith said (h/t Oliver Maroney of Uproxx). "And actually everyone forgets he was playing the second year, he was wearing No. 45 and the team they lost to, the Orlando Magic, we swept them," Smith said. "We were that much better than them that year
Only one team can win the NBA championship each year, and sometimes great teams are left empty-handed. Here are 20 great NBA teams that came up short.