The Philadelphia 76ers already hold the record for the most futile season ever in the NBA. During the 1972-73 season, Philadelphia managed only nine victories with their 73 losses. Now, over four decades later, the team is in jeopardy of acquiring another ‘worst ever’ in the record books.
With the team’s 91-81 loss to the Chicago Bulls today, the 76ers’ near record losing streak now stands at 24 games. The only team with a longer losing streak in NBA history is the Clevaland Cavaliers, at 26.
After the game, a dejected Thaddeus Young spoke to reporters about the team’s epic slide.
“At the end of the day, we are going to get over the hump,” Thaddeus Young said about the losing streak. “We’ve just got to figure out how to make shots at crucial moments in the game and execute and just go out there and be ready.”
The 76ers’ next two games are against the San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets, two monsters in the West. Should they lose both and tie the record, they will have one more chance to avoid outright ownership of the record with a game against the Detroit Pistons.