We don’t want to write them off, but it seems like the San Antonio Spurs are in line to miss the playoffs this season. There’s a good reason why we're hesitant, of course. There are adult basketball fans who don’t know a world where San Antonio was not the playoffs. In the 1996-97 season the Spurs went 20-62 and then drafted Tim Duncan. Since then they’ve won several rings and built a dynasty. So what was the world like the last time the Spurs didn’t make the playoffs? Here’s a look at some events of 1996 and 1997 to put you in the right frame of mind.
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