The Worst NBA Teams of All Time (Part 3)
G'day tribe. Check out the first and second part of the series here. If you thought those teams on the list were bad you haven't seen anything yet! These teams below are truly shocking. The most surprising thing on this list is that Michael Jordan - the greatest player of all time - had a considerable part in creating the worst team in NBA history.
Do you know what team he was involved in?
How many wins did the worst NBA team in history?
Let's find out below as we take a look at the final part of the series.
3. 2015-16 Philadelphia 76ers (10-72)
The Philadelphia Sixers 2015-16 season was the peak of "The Process", which was the franchise rebuilding strategy the 76ers had in place since 2013. Rookie Jahlil Okafor became their immediate go-to player and only Elton Brand, Ish Smith and Carl Landry had more than five years NBA experience. The 76ers lost 41 games by 10-plus points, with 16 of those by 20 points or more.
Philadelphia finished with a 12.2% winning percentage and were one of the worst NBA teams of all time. They endured the worst start to an NBA season in history with 18 losses. Going back to the prior season the 76ers lost 28 games in a row which is the longest losing streak in major professional sports history.
TRUST. THE. PROCESS.For the first time since 2012, the Philadelphia 76ers have won a playoff series! 2013-14: 19 wins 2014-15: 18 wins 2015-16: 10 wins 2016-17: 28 wins 2017-18: 56 wins (including playoffs) Incredible turnaround for the Sixers 🙌 #PhilaUnite pic.twitter.com/S2BvvUoOph — Dylan Reubenking (@drksportsnews) April 25, 2018
2. 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers (9-73)
One of the worst NBA teams of all time, the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers, earned the nickname the "Nine and 73ers". To start the season they lost All-Star Billy Cunningham to the ABA and legendary coach Jack Ramsey was fired. He was replaced with head coach Roy Rubin who hadn't even coached a major college team.
Philadelphia started the season with a 15-game losing streak and backed it up with losing 20 consecutive games. The 72-73 Philadelphia 76ers finished with a −12.1 points per game point differential and an 11% winning percentage. The 76ers 9-73 record makes them the team with the worst record in the NBA for a full 82-game season.
It was an amazing fall from grace for a team that had won an NBA title five years earlier with Wilt Chamberlain, to becoming the second worst NBA team of all time.
1. 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats (7-59)
With a winning percentage of just 10.6% the 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats are the worst NBA team of all time. Michael Jordan became the controlling owner of the Bobcats just a year earlier and they were outscored by 14-points on average.
Kemba Walker and Bismack Biyombo were in their rookie years and were forced into major starting roles, surrounded by washed-up veterans.
The Bobcats ranked dead last in points scored, points conceded, offensive rating, defensive rating, field goal percentage, and second last in steals and rebounds. They were lucky the NBA lockout shortened the season so they couldn't chase the all-time loss record.
The Charlotte Bobcats really had the worst record and worst uniforms at the same time 😂 pic.twitter.com/tHKRFWePBr— NBA Memes (@NBAMemes) September 28, 2021
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