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Five NBA things I like and don't like, including the Chicago Bulls' premature end

"The Last Dance" is over, but let's lead off our five NBA things with some unfinished business:

1. Dishonoring a champion

With precious few exceptions, great teams have a life cycle. They gain experience, win a lot, age, and get bad. There are ways to mitigate the pain, but almost never to skip it. Sometimes one lopsided trade gives a great team rare access to a top pick -- the chance to find a bridge superstar. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers of the 1980s acquired extra top-five picks they respectively used on Len Bias and Charles Barkley.