1. Atlanta Dream
Atlanta Dream is a women's basketball team based in Atlanta. The team plays in the Women's National Basketball Association Eastern Conference.
The Dream shares the market with their NBA counterpart, Atlanta Hawks but doesn't share the arena. The team plays its home games at Gateway Center Arena, the home arena of the Hawks' NBA G League affiliate, College Park Skyhawks.
Moreover, Atlanta Dream is one of only three active WNBA teams without a championship. They came pretty close on three occasions though.
In 2010, under Marynell Meadors, they won the Eastern Conference Finals but lost the WNBA finals 3-0 to Seattle. The following year, Meadors took Atlanta to yet another WNBA finals, to lose 3-0 to Minnesota.
Similarly, the WNBA team played their third championship finals in 2013. But they lost to Minnesota again, losing the first three games in a best-of-five series.
Founded in 2008, it took some time for the Dream to kickstart the WNBA league. The team lost its opening game and extended that losing streak to 17. They hold the record for the highest consecutive losses in the league. Atlanta Dream finished their debut season with a 4-30 record.
Better late than never, the team went through several personnel changes and went on to play conference semifinals the following season.
However, the last four seasons have been disastrous for the Dream. The team has the third pick of the WNBA Draft and it will be interesting to see how they utilize it.