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Michael Jordan’s 2011/12 Charlotte Bobcats probably would’ve been better served had the 49-year-old owner suited up and played a few games. This team desperately needed help that they never got, as evidenced by the 23-game skid on which their season ended. The ‘Cats finished with just 7 victories, equating to an all-time worst winning percentage of just .106. To add to the embarrassment of passing the 9-win (.110) Philadelphia 76ers of 1972/73, their final loss, which came by 20 points at the hands of the Knicks, was nationally televised. And with that the Paul Silas Facepalm Timeline may be completed…
As you can see, the frustration of Coach Silas reached its peak around the 16th of April. He had been involved in a locker-room shouting/shoving match with Tyrus Thomas on the previous night, and the ensuing loss to the New Orleans Hornets, a team Silas may have thought his team could compete with, left him in a state of such dismay that the traditional facepalm wasn’t even enough. He resorted to the seldom-seen paperface–the ultimate indicator of an epic fail. When the season wrapped up on Thursday night, Silas no longer had the will to force anything to his face. He simply bowed his head and waited for the end. You were wise not to watch, Paul; your team bricked 12 free throws.
The Bobcats lost their last 23 games by a total of 357 points for an average margin of -15.52. Their average margin on the season wasn’t much better at -13.9. No team scored fewer points (87 per game), and only three teams allowed more (100.9). The ‘Cats ranked dead last in a bunch of other categories as well, including opponent points in the paint (48.3), opponent shooting percentage (51.7%), shooting percentage (45.5%), and both offensive and defensive efficiency.
While the Knicks didn’t allow the Bobcats to dodge infamy at their expense, they are one of the seven teams Charlotte beat this year, and one of the three they beat on the road. Their company? Toronto and New Orleans. Also, New York is the only playoff club that was beaten by the worst team ever. They may improved, but they’re still the Knicks.
Paul Silas (assuming he isn’t fired and doesn’t quit) and his Bobcats are hoping for better days..er..Anthony Davis in their near future.
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Forward Corey Maggette says that while the Bobcats have plenty of questions to answer moving forward, owner Michael Jordan's commitment to winning is not among them.
Jordan has endured plenty of criticism after Charlotte finished the season with the worst record in NBA history (7-59).
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I wonder will the Charlotte Bobcats get to put an asterisk by this season’s win total since their record-setting season of futility didn’t happen during a standard 82-game season? Doubtful that would matter much to the people of Charlotte who have had to endure this miserable 7-59 debacle that has been the Bobcats’ season. Even worse though is the fact that this team doesn’t...
Forward Corey Maggette said that while the Bobcats have plenty of questions to answer moving forward, owner Michael Jordan's commitment to winning is not among them.
Jordan has endured plenty of criticism after Charlotte finished the season with the worst winning percentage (.106) in NBA history. The Bobcats finished the lockout-shortened season 7-59.
Despite that, Maggette...
Paul Silas believes Bismack Biyombo may be best suited for the power forward position in the long-term.
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Michael Jordan's No. 23 has long been synonymous with greatness. By Thursday night that number could have a completely different meaning for him.
His Charlotte Bobcats face their 23rd consecutive loss and would finish the season with the worst winning percentage in NBA history (.106) if they don't beat the New York Knicks on the final night of the shrunken season. And that...
Amar’e Stoudemire wanted to finish off the regular in strong fashion, and he did just that in the form of one monster poster. Tyrus Thomas was the unfortunately on the receiving end of the dunk and he would have been better suited to just get out of the way.
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The Charlotte Bobcats couldn't even beat a Knicks team resting most of its starters, finishing with the worst winning percentage in NBA history after a 104-84 loss Thursday night.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference's No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against No. 2 Miami beginning Saturday...
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...
The New York Knicks have secured the 7th seed in the playoffs. With that honor, they’ll be headed down to Miami to take on the Heat. But Thursday night they were in Charlotte. You’d think that meant there was nothing exciting about this game. I don’t think the Bobcats have won a game in April. [...]
The Knicks tried to help old nemesis and current Bobcats owner Michael Jordan. They sat out Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, and Baron Davis. They even dusted off the decaying corpse of Mike Bibby and played him just under 37 minutes. The Bobcats still lost by 20 at home and finished with the worst winning percentage in NBA history (.106). Their final record was 7-59. The Bobcats...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Bobcats couldn't even beat a Knicks team resting most of its starters, finishing with the worst winning percentage in NBA history after a 104-84 loss on Thursday night.
J.R. Smith scored 22 points for the Knicks, who pulled away in the second half to clinch the Eastern Conference's No. 7 seed and a first-round playoff matchup against...
Michael Jordan, arguably the greatest NBA player ever, is poised to become the owner of the worst team in league history.
His embarrassingly bad Charlotte Bobcats have one more shot to avoid the title.
Heading into Thursday night's regular-season finale, the Bobcats are teetering on the verge of the worst winning percentage (.106) ever and could clinch the dubious distinction...
Amare Stoudemire is just getting warmed up for the Miami Heat by putting the Bobcats Tyrus Thomas on a poster in the Knicks final regular season game Thursday night. The Knicks sent the Bobcats to their 23rd straight loss. The Knicks roll into South Beach to take on the Heat Saturday afternoon at 3:30 PM ET.