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Sports List of the Day’s Top 20 Posts of 2014

1. The Youngest Quarterbacks To Win a Super Bowl: Ben Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, Joe Montana and Joe Namath (Video)
2. Major League Baseball: Top 20 Players with the Most World Series Rings
3. NFL: The 20 Biggest Blowouts in Super Bowl History
4. Football Teams with the Most Titles (Championships & Super Bowls)
5. The Top 20 Biggest Shutouts in NFL History
6. Ray Lewis and Top 20 Players with the Most Tackles in NFL History
7. NFL: Top 20 Players with the Most Super Bowl Rings
8. College Football: Schools with the Most Championships All Time
9. NFL: Teams with the Most Super Bowl Appearances
10. NBA Players with Most Seasons Played in History
11. NBA Finals: Top 20 Players with the Most Championship Rings
12. NFL: Tight Ends with the Most Receiving Yards (Career)
13. NFL: 10 Oldest Quarterbacks in Super Bowl History (Main QBs)
14. Stanley Cup Finals: Top 20 Players with the Most Stanley Cups
15. NFL: Back-to-Back Super Bowl Champions and Losers
16. Top 20 Winningest Coaches in NHL History
17. The 20 Youngest Starting Quarterbacks in Super Bowl History
18. NBA: The 20 Biggest Blowouts in Basketball History
19. The 10 Most Valuable Baseball Cards in the World
20. Baseball Teams with the Most Wins of All Time

 

NBA: Worst Single-Season W-L Records of Every Team

The 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers And New York Knicks Might Make Some (Not So Good) History

The 2014-15 Philadelphia 76ers And New York Knicks Might Make Some (Not So Good) History

The 2014-15 New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers are the “inspirations” for today’s post.

Both teams are on the way, possibly, to their worst single-season W-L records ever. Quite a feat, considering both franchises have been around forever – the Knicks since year 1, 1946-47, and the Sixers since 1949-50.

The Knicks are one of only five franchises that have never won fewer than 20 games in a season. They stand at 5-21 as of today. The Sixers already own the worst 82-game record of all time (9-73). Could they top it? Right now, after losing the first 17 games of the season, they are at 2-21.

Below are the worst single-season records of every team sorted alphabetically and then by W-L percentage, with several franchise caveats (*) explained at the bottom.

Also looking for the best single-season records of every team? Find it here.

WORST SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS (BY TEAM)

TEAM W L W-L PCT. SEASON FRANCHISE NOTES
Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 2004-05  
Boston Celtics 15 67 .183 1996-97  
Brooklyn Nets* 12 70 .146 2009-10 as New Jersey Nets
Charlotte Hornets* 7 59 .106 2011-12 as Charlotte Bobcats
Chicago Bulls 15 67 .183 2000-01  
Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 1970-71  
  15 67 .183 1981-82  
Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 1992-93  
Denver Nuggets 11 71 .134 1997-98  
Detroit Pistons 16 66 .195 1979-80  
Golden State Warriors* 12 57 .174 1952-53 as Philadelphia Warriors
Houston Rockets 14 68 .171 1982-83  
Indiana Pacers 20 62 .244 1982-83  
Los Angeles Clippers 12 70 .146 1986-87  
Los Angeles Lakers* 19 53 .264 1957-58 as Minneapolis Lakers
Memphis Grizzlies* 8 42 .160 1998-99 as Vancouver Grizzlies
Miami Heat 15 67 .183 1988-89  
  15 67 .183 2007-08  
Milwaukee Bucks 15 67 .183 2013-14  
Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 1991-92  
  15 67 .183 2009-10  
New Orleans Pelicans 18 64 .220 2004-05 as New Orleans Hornets
New York Knicks* 21 59 .263 1962-63  
Oklahoma City Thunder* 20 62 .244 2007-08 as Seattle SuperSonics
Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 1989-90  
Philadelphia 76ers 9 73 .110 1972-73  
Phoenix Suns 16 66 .195 1968-69  
Portland Trail Blazers 18 64 .220 1971-72  
Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 2008-09  
San Antonio Spurs 20 62 .244 1996-97  
Toronto Raptors 16 66 .195 1997-98  
Utah Jazz* 23 59 .280 1974-75 as New Orleans Jazz
Washington Wizards* 18 62 .225 1961-62 as Chicago Packers

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WORST SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS PER TEAM (BY W-L PCT)

  TEAM W L W-L PCT. SEASON FRANCHISE NOTES
1. Charlotte Hornets* 7 59 .106 2011-12 as Charlotte Bobcats
2. Philadelphia 76ers 9 73 .110 1972-73  
3. Dallas Mavericks 11 71 .134 1992-93  
3. Denver Nuggets 11 71 .134 1997-98  
5. Brooklyn Nets* 12 70 .146 2009-10 as New Jersey Nets
5. Los Angeles Clippers 12 70 .146 1986-87  
7. Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 2004-05  
8. Memphis Grizzlies* 8 42 .160 1998-99 as Vancouver Grizzlies
9. Houston Rockets 14 68 .171 1982-83  
10. Golden State Warriors* 12 57 .174 1952-53 as Philadelphia Warriors
11. Boston Celtics 15 67 .183 1996-97  
11. Chicago Bulls 15 67 .183 2000-01  
11. Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 1970-71  
11. Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 1981-82  
11. Miami Heat 15 67 .183 1988-89  
11. Miami Heat 15 67 .183 2007-08  
11. Milwaukee Bucks 15 67 .183 2013-14  
11. Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 1991-92  
11. Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 2009-10  
20. Detroit Pistons 16 66 .195 1979-80  
20. Phoenix Suns 16 66 .195 1968-69  
20. Toronto Raptors 16 66 .195 1997-98  
23. Sacramento Kings 17 65 .207 2008-09  
24. New Orleans Pelicans 18 64 .220 2004-05 as New Orleans Hornets
24. Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 1989-90  
24. Portland Trail Blazers 18 64 .220 1971-72  
27. Washington Wizards* 18 62 .225 1961-62 as Chicago Packers
28. Indiana Pacers 20 62 .244 1982-83  
28. Oklahoma City Thunder* 20 62 .244 2007-08 as Seattle SuperSonics
28. San Antonio Spurs 20 62 .244 1996-97  
31. New York Knicks* 21 59 .263 1962-63  
32. Los Angeles Lakers* 19 53 .264 1957-58 as Minneapolis Lakers
33. Utah Jazz* 23 59 .280 1974-75 as New Orleans Jazz

* The “Brooklyn” Nets’ “worst record” was 44-38 (.537) in 2013-14. They’ve only been around for two full seasons.

* The Charlotte Hornets’ record listed here was during the strike-shortened 2011-12 season. That franchise’s worst 82-game record was also as the Bobcats in 2004-05 (18-64, .220). As the “Hornets,” in 1989-90 (19-63, .232).

* The “Golden State” Warriors’ worst record was 17-65 (.207) in 2000-01.

* The “Los Angeles” Lakers’ worst record was last season (2013-14) without Kobe, 27-55 (.329).

* The “Memphis” Grizzlies’ worst record was 22-60 (.268), back-to-back in 2006-07 and 2007-08.

* The New York Knicks’ 82-game worst record was 23-59 (.280), three times: 1985-86, 2005-06 and 2007-08.

* The “Oklahoma City Thunder’s”‘ worst record was 23-59 (.280) in 2008-09.

* The “Utah” Jazz’ worst record was 24-58 (.293) in 1979-80. They, too, may break the franchise record this season, at 6-18 currently.

* The “Washington Wizards”‘ worst 82-game record was 19-63 (.232) in 2000-01 and 2008-09.

Photos: Scott Halleran, Getty Images via philly.com / Maddie Meyer, Getty Images via espn.com

The Youngest MVPs in NBA History (25 and Under)

Derrick Rose And Wes Unseld Both Won The NBA MVP At The Age Of 22

Derrick Rose And Wes Unseld Both Won The NBA MVP At The Age Of 22

If you’re an NBA fan, chances are you know Derrick Rose was the youngest MVP winner a few years back at the age of 22. He still is.

Another MVP winner was 22, too, did you know? Baltimore Bullets‘ center Wes Unseld was that age when he won it after the 1968-69 season – but about seven months older than Rose.

Last year’s winner, the Oklahoma City Thunder‘s Kevin Durant, was 25 – young enough to make today’s list of everybody 25 and under who took home the Maurice Podoloff trophy (yes, that’s the name of the hardware).

LeBron James was one of the youngest MVPs…twice, back-to-back in 2008-09 (24) and 2009-10 (25).

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also, twice.

What does all this and those 16 ballers below tell you? What does all this mean?

It means if you’re this young and you win the MVP, it heralds (at least so far) a Hall of Fame future.

Everyone on this list that is eligible is in.

The only (wrong!) exception is Allen Iverson. Believe me, he belongs.

James and Tim Duncan, still active, will get in.

Rose and Durant have yet to prove themselves worthy, but if Durant keeps up his mojo, he’ll get in.

Ironically, the youngest MVP of all time – Rose – might wind up being the only non-Hall of Famer of the bunch, thanks to constant season-breaking injuries. Let’s hope that’s not the case. He’s so good when healthy.

MVP SEASON AGE BIRTHDAY TEAM PPG RPG APG FG%
1. Derrick Rose 2010-11 22 Oct. 4 Chicago Bulls 25 4.1 7.7 44.5
2. Wes Unseld 1968-69 22 Mar. 14 Baltimore Bullets 13.8 18.2 2.6 47.6
3. Bob Pettit 1955-56 23 Dec. 12 St. Louis Hawks 25.7 16.2 2.6 42.9
4. Bob McAdoo 1974-75 23 Sep. 25 Buffalo Braves 34.5 14.1 2.2 51.2
5. Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60 23 Aug. 21 Philadelphia Warriors 37.6 27 2.3 46.1
6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1970-71 23 Apr. 16 Milwaukee Bucks 31.7 16 3.3 57.7
7. Moses Malone 1978-79 23 Mar. 23 Houston Rockets 24.8 17.6 1.8 54.0
8. Bill Russell 1957-58 23 Feb. 12 Boston Celtics 16.6 22.7 2.9 44.2
9. LeBron James 2008-09 24 Dec. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers 28.4 7.6 7.2 48.9
10. Dave Cowens 1972-73 24 Oct. 25 Boston Celtics 20.5 16.2 4.1 45.2
11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1971-72 24 Apr. 16 Milwaukee Bucks 34.8 16.6 4.6 57.4
12. Michael Jordan 1987-88 24 Feb. 17 Chicago Bulls 35 5.5 5.9 53.5
13. LeBron James 2009-10 25 Dec. 30 Cleveland Cavaliers 29.7 7.3 8.6 50.3
14. Oscar Robertson 1963-64 25 Nov. 24 Cincinnati Royals 31.4 9.9 11 48.3
15. Bill Walton 1977-78 25 Nov. 5 Portland Trail Blazers 18.9 13.2 5 52.2
16. Kevin Durant 2013-14 25 Sep. 29 Oklahoma City Thunder 32 7.4 5.5 50.3
17. Allen Iverson 2000-01 25 Jun. 7 Philadelphia 76ers 31.1 3.8 4.6 42.0
18. Tim Duncan 2001-02 25 Apr. 25 San Antonio Spurs 25.5 12.7 3.7 50.8

Photos: Ezra Shaw, Getty via zimbio.com / nba.com

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