Michael Jordan's No. 23 has long been synonymous with greatness. Now that number has a completely different meaning for him.
As Jordan watched from his luxury box, his Charlotte Bobcats lost their 23rd consecutive game Thursday night 104-84 to the New York Knicks to finish the shrunken season with the worst winning percentage in NBA history (.106). That means the man recognized globally as the greatest basketball player ever is the not-so-proud owner of the worst NBA team of all time.
A spectacular resume that includes six NBA championships and five league MVP awards would also include one very forgettable season for the record book.
It had been 39 years since an NBA team finished with a worse winning percentage than the Bobcats. In a full 82-game season, the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers finished 9-73 (.110).
In this lockout-shortened season, the Bobcats finished a woeful 7-59 -- and are every bit as bad as the numbers indicate.
They're last in league scoring and shooting percent...