NEW YORK CITY NY - AUGUST 12: Kevin Durant of USAB is interviewed during the World Basketball Festival Community Morning at Radio City Music Hall on August 12 2010 in New York New York. (Photo by Marc Lecureuil/Getty Images for Nike)
What does a fanbase do with a team that hasn't had success before and suddenly becomes the next up and coming team with the greatest upside and future in the league? Worry of course.
What is the second year curse? Well, it's basically the thought that most surprisingly successful teams eventually hit some growing pains. A shift in the roster, a key injury, or other factors can contribute to this slump. The Hornets experienced it in 2006-2007, and other young teams like the Bulls and Trailblazers have had trouble finding their way into the NBA's elite. And, though I'm tempted to say yes, right now, signs are pointing to no.
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