It's hard to be hopeless in the NHL and the NBA, leagues in which more than half the teams qualify for the playoffs. Hard, that is, unless you're a member of this year's Clippers, Grizzlies, Lightning, Mavericks, Nuggets, Raptors or Warriors. Here's how the biggest losers of the last 10 years—NHL teams with at least 50 losses and NBA teams with at least 60—have fared in the follow-ups to their painful seasons. It appears that the aforementioned teams, all certified train wrecks this season, are likely to find themselves on the same track in 1998-99.
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