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The '95 Orlando Magic Thought They'd Get Back to the Finals Too

Remember the '95 Orlando Magic? Of course you do! Shaq and Penny were young and this was a dynasty in the making. Then Nick Anderson missed a bunch of free throws, they were swept by the Rockets, Mike got angry, Shaq left for L.A., and that pretty much did it for basketball in Orlando until Dwight Howard came along a decade later. Here's the thing about championship windows in the NBA: they close awfully fast. And just because you make one Finals trip doesn't mean you'll ever get a second chance. (Also see the 1996 Seattle SuperSonics.)

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