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One of the most amazing stats in the NBA is that the San Antonio Spurs have never gone two consecutive years without making the playoffs since they came in to the league in 1976-77.
Equally as impressive are the Los Angeles Lakers who last missed the NBA playoffs in back-to-back seasons in 1976.
Following are the teams that have had the longest time since missing the playoffs in two consecutive seasons.
Team, Last time they missed playoffs in two consecutive seasons
San Antonio Never
Los Angeles Lakers 1975-76
Note: The Detroit Pistons missed the playoffs last season, the first time they missed the NBA playoffs in consecutive seasons since 1994-95.