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NBA history is littered with the bones of great teams that just weren’t great enough; iconic, memorable squads that could never get over the hump. Perhaps no team fits that bill as famously as the John Stockton and Karl Malone-led Utah Jazz teams of the 1980s and ’90s.

They had one of the greatest point guards, power forwards, head coaches, and home-court advantages in basketball history. They made the playoffs 18 times in 18 seasons together, won 16 postseason series, made two NBA Finals … and won zero championships: