Is Charlotte the worst team in NBA history?

Hoops brought up an interesting point this morning.

As Charlotte limps to a 7-53 record, a legitimate question exists about Michael Jordan’s team.

Namely are they?

The Bobcats have compiled a .117 winning percentage. That’s the lowest in history other than the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers team that went 9-73 en route to a .110 winning percentage.

Charlotte is not without some potentially strong assets. Corey Maggette is a proven scorer and Kemba Walker should develop into a potentially useful  point guard.

But other than that, the Bobcats have struggled to a memorably bad record this season with a limited roster.

Hoops analyzes them against all of the worst teams in NBA history. The only ones they say they could beat in a seven-game series are the 1998-99 Vancouver Grizzlies and the 72-73 Sixers.

Paul Silas’ team still has five games left. And they have potentially winnable games at home against Sacramento Sunday night and Monday night at Washington.

But it will be a stretch for them to keep from losing them all.

The lockout season will keep them from matching the 73 losses that the 72-73 Sixers endured.

Which makes it completely understandable why former Bobcat Boris Diaw is seeing it as a minor convenience to be sleeping in Tony Parker’s guest house, playing with a team contending for the league’s best record with the Spurs rather than his old team.

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