The Philadelphia 76ers are still setting new marks for awfulness. After getting clubbed by the Memphis Grizzlies 104-90, they are the first team in NBA history to reach only one win in their first 30 games. Egads!
Let’s face it, the Sixers are a pretty awful team. In fact, they are well on their way to being the most awful team in NBA history. Even such vertically challenged legends of bygone eras like the 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats (that’s what they were called then) who amassed seven wins (in 66 games), the 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks (12 wins) and the 1970-71 Cleveland Cavaliers (15-67) can look down on them and laugh.
The Sixers suck. That’s professional analysis right there.
There’s this from Dan Devine:
There have been seven games this season in which a team has turned the ball over at least 25 times. The 76ers have four of the seven.
— Dan Devine (@YourManDevine) December 23, 2015
There’s this from Mike Lee:
At 1-29, the #76ers are on pace to win 2.7 games this season
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) December 23, 2015
And there’s this from NBATV:
The 76ers are the first team in NBA history with 29 losses in their first 30 games. pic.twitter.com/5hiAXV3mg7
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 23, 2015
There are just so many ways to count the awful that it’s hard to say just how truly awful the Sixers are, and the fun part is that they also lost the last 10 games of last season, which means they have only won one of their last 40 basketball games!!!
We’re entering Washington Generals territory here.
The Sixers were outscored by 98 points in their last 10 games of last season. Counting tonight’s “performance” (can we call it that?) they have been bludgeoned by a total of 384 more. That means altogether, they’ve been outscored by 496 points in their last 40 games. In analytical terms, we call that “LOL.”
If you count their winning percent over the 40 game span, they would win two games this year, which basically means, it’s a good thing they get two chances against the Lakers.