Michael Garcia - April 24, 2012
Mercifully, there are only three games left in the season for the Charlotte Bobcats. They have two games left on the road, at the Wizards and at the Magic, then finish up at home against the Knicks. They should lose all three.
If Charlotte does lose all three, just like they've lost their last TWENTY in a row, they will finish the season with the lowest win percentage in the history of the league. The worst all time record of 9-73 by the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers is safe, because the lockout shortened season everyone to 66 games.
This has to be killing owner Michael Jordan, who played on the team with the all time best regular season record of 72-10 in 1995-96 season.
Jordan has been anything but stellar as an NBA executive and owner, so most of this is his fault. Jordan takes a lot of crap for drafting Kwame Brown at number one back in 2001, but pretty much everyone would have done the same thing at the time, so people need to stop talking about that.
Now there's no excuse. Back then, Jordan was just the Wizards' team president. Jordan's the owner in Charlotte and has the final say on everything that goes on. They're hoping to get the number one pick in this year's draft, but it's no guaranteed. Getting Anthony Davis from Kentucky with the top pick would help, but Charlotte is so bad he might not help that much.
For now, and I hate to wish bad on a team, let's hope the Bobcats lose the next three and get rewarded for their futility by being in the record books. Might as well get something out of the season, right?
How bad are they? The only highlights of Charlotte are of other teams doing things against them. Like this nifty layup by Portland's Jamal Crawford, to put the Trailblazers up by 44 after three quarters during a game back in January. Yikes.
Article by Eric Gray
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