The Sixers are bad. Very bad. We know this, but now it’s (once again) a record:
Six NBA teams had started off 2-28, but the Sixers did them one better (well, worse). Add in a 10-game losing streak to end the 2014 season, and only the Dec. 1 generosity of the Los Angeles Lakers stands between Philly and a mind-boggling 0-40 skid.
Of course, every loss the 76ers have these days creates a new low, as they were the first NBA team to lose 28 of their first 29, and so forth. The next six games for Philadelphia come on the road, where it has lost 22 straight.
The plan was to be bad for a while to make your chances of being really good much better, and avoid basketball purgatory of the middle-of-the-pack, fringe-playoff teams. Some people out there would happily trade 15 wins right now to be in the NBA logjam, just to see some wins. That’s understandable, but I don’t see any of those teams setting record.