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From 1968 to 1969, the Baltimore Bullets went from worst to first

From 1968 to 1969, the Baltimore Bullets went from worst to first

As turnarounds go, it was a lulu. Fifty years have passed since the Baltimore Bullets won their first National Basketball Association division title — after finishing last the year before.

On March 21, 1969, having clinched first place with a win over the Bulls in Chicago, the players made merry. John Barnhill strode around the locker room singing “The Impossible Dream.” Kevin Loughery sat at his locker puffing on a foot-long cigar. And Earl Monroe, the Bullets’ flamboyant guard, confessed that he’d just scored 41 points despite having put his pants on backward.

These were the best of times for the Bullets, who buoyed the city for a decade...

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