With a stirring 4 games to 2 victory over the heavily-favored Miami Heat, The Dallas Mavericks have won their very first championship. The Mavs have been in the NBA since the 1980-1981 season, which means they had to wait 30 years to hoist the trophy.

However, some other franchises have had even longer waits between titles.

Here are the top ten longest title droughts among NBA clubs (naturally, this list excludes teams which have never won a title, like the Phoenixc Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Minnesota Timberwolves, among many others).