Michael Jordan’s Charlotte Bobcats On Pace To Have NBA’s Worst Winning Percentage Ever
How does Michael Jordan do it?
I mean, the NBA’s greatest player ever has the opportunity to find himself on top of the greatest list and on the bottom of the worst-est (yeah, I made it up) list. Everyone knows that the 1996 Bulls record of 72-10 is the best regular season record ever. But did you know that the team he owns is on pace to have the worst winning percentage of all-time?
Yup, the dreadful Charlotte Bobcats absolutely stink this year. You probably haven’t noticed considering what a remarkable season we’ve had so far. Story lines are all over the place. Lin-sanity (remember that?), the Heat, the Spurs, Kevin Durant vs. LeBron James, Kevin Durant vs. and Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul as a Clipper, Dwight Howard‘s issues in Orlando, the Lakers vs. the Clippers, how the hell do the Bulls keep winning, etc. Lots of fun stuff here, right?
But then you have the woeful Bobcats. They are Michael Jordan’s bastard step-children. The ones that he probably won’t claim in the next year or so — even though it’s kind of his fault they suck. I’m not even sure Michael Jordan pays them any attention. If he did, you’d expect he be a little more vocal about how lousy this team is.
Oh yeah, let’s get back to how lousy they are.
They are currently 7-52. That yields a winning percentage of .119. Their leading scorer? Corey Maggette (15 ppg). The leading rebounder? Bismack Biyombo (5.6 rpg). They are 35 games out of first place. They haven’t won a game since March 17. Even if they are tanking in hopes of getting Anthony Davis, I wouldn’t be surprised if he pulled an Eli Manning and refused to play for the lowly Bobcats on draft day.
With seven games left in the season, they have an opportunity to snag the worst winning percentage ever. That’s worse than the 1973 Sixers who went 9-73 (.123) and the ’99 Grizzlies record of 8-42 (.190) in a strike shortened season. All they have to do is win no more than one game to close out the season. If they go 8-58, they’re winning percentage would be .121. Dude, that sucks.
Somewhere, Michael Jordan must be staring at the ceiling and wondering how he will ever get himself out of this mess.
First Kwame Brown, now this?