12. Phoenix Suns
The Suns are possible the second-most unlucky franchise in NBA history. Like the Seattle Supersonics, they were unlucky in that their best era was during the Chicago Bulls’ incredible reign. They fell narrowly short of NBA Championship glory with Charles Barkley as their main man. But at least, unlike the Supersonics, they can say that they still exist. Although going off of their most recent results it’s easy to forget that.
2019/20 was historic for Phoenix, but not for any good reasons. They went 10 years without making the postseason, one of the worst runs in their history. As the most successful side never to win the NBA Finals, this is scandalous. How they’ve devolved into this meandering, aimless franchise is one of the sport’s great mysteries. Hopefully, they can snap their losing mentality and get closer to the best teams again.