Today marked the second of a two-part series from Neil Paine of Basketball Reference, wherein he looks at the biggest playoff upsets of all time.
You already know where this is going, don't you? I mean, the question isn't: Are the Sonics in the Top 50, but, rather, Where in the Top 50 are they?
And, of course, they're first. While the first part dealt with the biggest upsets in an individual game, today's episode detailed the biggest playoff series upsets (or calamities, depending upon one's point of view, I suppose).
Surprisingly, the biggest upset wasn't the Nuggets debacle from 1994 (it ranked a respectable fourth), but the loss to Los Angeles the following season. (You'll remember that as the Tacoma Dome Toilet Bowl).
If you feel like indulging in a little pain, feel free to take a look. And, if you're looking for a bright side to that dark cloud, ponder this: The same team that laid two of the five biggest eggs in NBA playoff history in consecutive seasons followed it up with a trip to the NBA Finals in the third year.
Okay, they lost the Finals, but at least they didn't fall on their faces for a third time, right?