The absolute worst professional team in history of sports has to be the 2011-2012 Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball league. The Bobcats had and still hold the record for the worst NBA record: 7 wins and 59 losses for an abysmal .106 winning percentage. Their leading scorer, Gerald Henderson, led with 15 points per game. The Bobcats averaged a league worst 87 points per game.
Second place for worst teams in NBA history belongs to the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers. This team just lost All Star LeBron James to the Miami Heat and only managed a year low 19 wins and 63 losses. They lost 26 consecutive games from December 20, 2010 to February 11, 2011. Despite being so horrible, they had a 6 win and 2 loss preseason record and finished the regular season with a win over the New York Knicks.
The 3rd worst team goes to the 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was their first season in the NFL and it was ugly. This team went scoreless 5 times and could not reach a double digit scoring average. The winless season was not bad enough as they started their franchise losing 26 consecutive games. Find out who the worst NFL teams will be in 2016.
This next team, the Prarie View A&M college football program, from 1989-1998 lost 80 consecutive games. They beat Langston college in 1998 and their coaches were doused with celebration water. Their last win was 20-12 over Mississippi Valley in 1989. Oh, to be a teammate, fan, player or reporter. OUCH!
Sticking with college sports, the New Jersey Institute of Technology men’s college basketball team went 0-29 for the 2007-2008 season. An NCAA record losing streak of 51 games lasted until January 2009.
From 1993 to 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates piled up 19 consecutive losing seasons. The closest they came to not losing was finishing 79 wins and 83 losses in 1997. Prior to this losing streak, the Pirates went to the playoffs for three consecutive years and lost to the Atlanta Braves in the NL Championship Series.
From 1946-1960, the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, never had a winning season after 1945. They started future Hall of Famer, Brett Hull in 1957 and he could not help until after three seasons. He was starting at age 18.
The 1989 Dallas Cowboys had a reputation of being “America’s Team” but even with star studded Troy Aikman at quarterback, this season and team had a record of one win and 15 losses. Imagine that as two years later, they won a Super Bowl. This team was simply too inexperienced and lacked mental toughness.
Surprisingly, none of these teams made our worst fan bases in sports. Their people still backed their team.