The Sixers are Officially, Record-Breakingly Bad

Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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32 Comments

  • But t. Ryan December 23, 2015 at 9:47 am

    But the coach got a 2 year extension. I know the team stinks, but a good coach would have more than 1 win over that span of games.

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  • JP December 23, 2015 at 9:50 am

    They are intentionally trying to lose. With that in mind, they are succeeding.

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    • Skippy December 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

      Agreed, and after watching pf Ben Simmons and sf Brandon Ingram tearing it up in the college ranks, I’m now back on board with the Sixers rebuilding process.

      Sixers fans, remember the name Brandon Ingram.I’m telling you this kid is Kevin Durant 2.0, in terms of skillset, and would give the Sixers a legiti

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    • Words of Wisdom December 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      Charles Barkley’s words of twenty years ago applies here

      WATCH THE SIXERS FUCK THIS UP

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  • JAY WRIGHT'S LONG FLIGHT HOME December 23, 2015 at 9:50 am

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    • JP December 23, 2015 at 9:51 am

      UVA to PHL is a quick hour flight max. Nice try though.

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      • hawaii to philly was a better trip December 23, 2015 at 10:07 am

        But the lights were dim and the court was wierd

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  • MuffDiver December 23, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for the update, Jim.

    This city is blessed to have you!

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  • huge fan of Susie celek December 23, 2015 at 10:03 am

    Haven’t heard Jeff from Camden call in a while . Hope he’s alright

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  • BIG EAST STANDINGS December 23, 2015 at 10:05 am

    TEAM OVERALL
    Xavier 12-0
    Providence 12-1
    Butler 10-1
    Seton Hall 10-2
    Marquette 9-2
    Villanova 9-2
    Creighton 8-4
    Georgetown 7-5
    St John’s 7-6
    DePaul 6-6

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    • Why is villanova ranked?????? December 23, 2015 at 10:10 am

      9-0 against unranked teams
      0-2 against ranked teams

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  • TIM December 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Honestly, I’ve been on board with the whole tanking thing. But it’s just exhausting anymore. Losing out on Wiggins, and then Russell, just makes it feel like this is never going to get better. They are impossible to watch now. Even last year, they competed and played hard. Somehow, they’ve gotten worse, ALOT worse. 2 years ago i was excited for this team and its future. Now it just feels like Groundhog Day without an ending.

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  • Meh December 23, 2015 at 10:20 am

    So getting a few nose-bleed tix is a decent night out with the family, especially since the kids don’t really care if they lose.
    My question is this/ is anyone still paying for high-dollar seats to see this crap??

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    • JIM'S BALLS IN A JAR December 23, 2015 at 10:28 am

      A buddy of mine at work has lower-level season tickets (for some ungodly reason) and can’t unload any of them for face value. He says he hasn’t gone to a game in weeks so that’s money he’s flushing down the toilet. What an idiot

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    • Br. Bobvin Bobroe December 23, 2015 at 10:56 am

      Just plan to buy your tickers in person right before the game.

      You can honestly get free tickets pretty easily just walking through the parking lot. When people see you walking up to the windows, they will give you extra tickets for free.

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  • Paul Jolovitz Fan Club President December 23, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Another thing that’s historically bad? The crop of Republican Presidential candidates.

    The leader is a orange traffic cone fascist with cotton candy hair who says the most vile, racist crap that eons of racist, vile human scum eat up. The original frontrunner is more retarded than his special needs brother. There’s a Cuban guy who hates immigrants and another Cuban guy who has to cover up for the fact that he at one point didn’t hate immigrants. There’s a sleepy black dude who doesn’t know what the pyramids were for and a lunatic woman who ran a computer company into the ground. There’s a fat loudmouth from Jersey who vindictively closes bridges, a super Christian, another super Christian, a Libertarian with a squirrel on his head and something called “John Kasich.” I’m probably forgetting 1 or 2.

    Anyway, what pant suit will President Clinton wear on inauguration day?

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    • Kris Kringle December 23, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Coal for you.

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    • Observation December 23, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Great, we put up 8 years with a black Muslim for President who wasn’t even born in the U.S. and now the Dems’ primo candidate is a lesbo carpet muncher whose incompetence got 4 people killed in Libya, not to mention violating every national security law with her bull$hit personal server to hide her secrets and is a pathological liar or did we forget she claims she took incoming fire landing in Bosnia and was named after Sir Edmund Hillary who hadn’t climbed Everest when she was born (hatched ?) and would not until six years later. She also claimed her Bill did not have sex with Lewinsky. Claimed it until Bill’s semen was on the intern’s dress.

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  • THANKS JIM December 23, 2015 at 10:47 am

    WASNT AWARE THE SIXERS WERE BAD.. GOOD JOB ON THE UPDATE!! IS VILLANOVA STILL UNDEFEATED?

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  • Not as bad as this blog has become December 23, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Jim’s interview: Can you copy and paste? Hired!
    Come back Kyle.

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  • Grammar Police December 23, 2015 at 10:51 am

    You need a comma after the “are” in that header guy!

    The Sixers are, Officially, Record-Breakingly Bad

    Never mind the fact that I don’t think “Breakingly” is a word.

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  • MCW Breaking Wind On-Air December 23, 2015 at 11:18 am

    Can anyone pinpoint the first time everyone “turned” on Jim? Like what was the breaking point where you had enough of Jim and his articles? Where did it exactly go wrong and what was it exactly?

    – Asking for a friend.

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    • I' ll start... December 23, 2015 at 11:24 am

      I turned on Aduh the moment I saw his haircut

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    • "Hey Blinkin" December 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

      After his 9th Sixers Article on his first day of the job.

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    • Shayne Victornio December 23, 2015 at 2:11 pm

      When I saw his f@ggy jumpshot in his skinny sweatpants.

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  • Sean Brace December 23, 2015 at 11:23 am

    http://www.icleanshitters.com

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    • Garbage Collector December 23, 2015 at 11:45 am

      Everyone likes to bomb on Sean Brace, for obvious reasons, but believe it or not he’s a lot more “functioning” than Jason Myrtetus. It’s absolutely frightening to this society that a man of that little stature, lack of culture, lack of reasoning and education could possibly hold a position of Producer, etc at a radio station in any market or even a local movie theater. He degrades women constantly on-air, he proves he’s the village idiot everytime he opens his mouth on “General Knowledge Wednesday” (ie he thought “indigo” was the color red, for starters), and his knowledge of any sort of culture is perplexing. Call me a hater but this dude is constantly putting anything down that he doesn’t understand, which is basically everything but hockey. Myrtetus’ “truths” or “reality” makes you really question the human-race and the idea that someone on-trial in our judicial system could potentially have a juror of Jason’s likes. It’s a scary world.

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      • Shut it Down December 23, 2015 at 12:13 pm

        Had no clue Brace was even a producer, just heard his horrendous on air stuff. Martinez is also terrible, but never say that Sean Brace is better. Remember, Brace is back at Pitchers Pub, Martinez has moved up to management I think.

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  • KYLE December 23, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Yesterday was it for me. I’ve had enough of this dolt. BTW, we didn’t have a baby, I’ve been looking for Jim replacement the past couple weeks..

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  • Josh Innes' Eye Polyps December 23, 2015 at 11:30 am

    Next Jim Update:

    Why the Eagles are Bad.
    -they dont score enough touchdowns
    -they give up too many touchdowns

    thanks for the quality post jim!

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    • Hold on a second December 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      …I think you are confusing him and neighbor Mike. Deep.

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  • 8-74 it within our reach December 23, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    Right now it looks like they are only going to win 3 or 4 games but that’s not going to happen. 8-74 is realistic. Anyone want to bet if they end up with record it never gets broken. The lottery system will be changed so there will be no incentive to break apart a team to become that bad. Teams will rebuild but the worse they will do is 15-25 wins. I am afraid the S i x e r s are going to fuck this up and bring in some veterans. If they do that they might win 12 or 13 games. That would be a disaster.

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