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 How NBA champions have fared the year following their championship:
2006-07 - Heat lost to Bulls in 4 in first round.
2005-06 - Spurs lost to Mavericks in 7 in conference semifinals.
2004-05 - Pistons lost to Spurs in 7 in league championship.
2003-04 - Spurs lost to Lakers in 6 in conference semifinals.
2002-03 - Lakers lost to Spurs in 6 in conference semifinals.
2001-02 - Lakers defended title, defeating Nets in 4.
2000-01 - Lakers defended title, defeating 76ers in 5.
1999-00 - Spurs lost to Suns in 4 in first round.
1998-99 - Bulls did not make playoffs.
1997-98 - Bulls defended title, defeating Jazz in 6.
1996-97 - Bulls defended title, defeating Jazz in 6.
1995-96 - Rockets lost to SuperSonics in 4 in conference semifinals.
1994-95 - Rockets defended title, defeated Magic in 4.
1993-94 - Bulls lost to Knicks in 7 in conference semifinals.
1992-93 - Bulls defended title, defeated Suns in 6.
1991-92 - Bulls defended title, defeating Trail Blazers in 6.
1990-91 - Pistons lost to Bulls in 4 in conference finals.
1989-90 - Pistons defended title, defeating Trail Blazers in 5.
1988-89 - Lakers lost to Pistons in 4 in league championship.
1987-88 - Lakers defended title, defeating Pistons in 7.
1986-87 - Celtics lost to Lakers in 6 in league championship.
1985-86 - Lakers lost to Rockets in 5 in conference finals.
1984-85 - Celtics lost to Lakers in 6 in league championship.
1983-84 - 76ers lost to Nets in 5 in first round.
1982-83 - Lakers lost to 76ers in 4 in league championship.
1981-82 - Celtics lost to 76ers in 7 in conference finals.
1980-81 - Lakers lost to Rockets in 3 in miniseries.
1979-80 - Sonics lost to Lakers in 5 in conference finals.
1978-79 - Bullets lost to Sonics in 5 in league championship.
1977-78 - Blazers lost to Sonics in 6 in conference semifinals.
1976-77 - Celtics lost to 76ers in 7 in conference semifinals.
1975-76 - Warriors lost to Suns in 7 in conference finals.
1974-75 - Celtics lost to Bullets in 6 in conference finals.
1973-74 - Knicks lost to Celtics in 5 in conference finals.
1972-73 - Lakers lost to Knicks in 5 in league championship.
1971-72 - Bucks lost to Lakers in 6 in conference finals.
1970-71 - Knicks lost to Bullets in 7 in conference finals.
1969-70 - Celtics did not make playoffs.
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