Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at 10:00 am  |  36 responses

The Cleveland Cavaliers Are Historically Awful

The Cavs’ wholly depressing losing streak reached an all-time high (low?) last night, as Cleveland dropped their 25th consecutive game. In pro sports history, only the ’76-’77 Tampa Bay Bucs have lost more games in a row (26.) The Akron Beacon Journal reports: “When it was over, when the Cavaliers officially claimed the longest losing streak in NBA history, Antawn Jamison was left holding the ball as coach Byron Scott shook his head in disbelief. Of all the losses – 25 in a row and counting – of all the ways they’ve lost games the last two months, this just might be the strangest. The Cavaliers fell to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday 99-96 when Anthony Parker missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds, Jamario Moon lost track of the clock and Jamison was left standing at the 3-point line holding the ball as time expired. ‘I didn’t even look up at the clock,’ Moon said. ‘I know Antawn was wide open without paying attention to the clock. I was like ‘Oh my God.’ I didn’t even pay attention to it. I’m a big boy, though. I take the blame for it.’ The Cavs have lost 35 of their last 36 games. Their 25 straight losses is the second-longest losing streak in the history of professional sports. It breaks their own club record of 24 straight losses, which was the old NBA record (set over two seasons). That means the Cavs now have the two longest losing streaks in the history of the NBA.”

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  • http://www.imdb.com TheBigL

    Feel bad for ‘em.

  • martey

    LeCurse, LeKarma, LeLast Laugh…

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Dan Gilbert approves of this but don’t worry Cavs fans….you’ll be winning titles in the blink of an eye.

  • http://www.redraidersports.com Nicolas Fleming

    Maybe the Harlem Globetrotters should play the Cavs every night…

  • underdog

    “I didn’t even look up at the clock” – this is just pure WTF material.

  • rog23

    Dan Gilbert deserves this. but the fans DESERVE a number 1 team in th nba. they cheered their asses off the past several seasons

  • http://www.nba.com/celtics lightsout

    sad. make a trade already, damnit. what the hell are they waiting for?

  • rog23

    BTW i am one of the most biased LeBron James fans. but even i cant forget the way that place exploded when LeBron got on the fast break. he defff aint getting that in miami

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Maybe Kyrie Irving could help…


    Kobe leaves Lakers, Lakers mid level – lowseed playoff team, LeBron leave Cavs, Cavs over glorified rec-league team. Food for thought.

  • 1982

    Time to write another letter Dan…

  • Yep

    it’s all in the mental. a handful of their players are good, but they could NOT hold on mentally after they started to skid and that’s on the coaches/management/lack of leadership in the room. it’s a perpetual and self-fulfilling prophecy that when lebron left ppl said they would crumble, and when at first they didn’t crumble, ppl cheered.. but the first adversity they hit they fell apart. it’ll be a good 5 years before they get to the 8th seed again, so they better hope the #1 overall in the next 3-4 years is a generational talent.

  • don

    They also have injuries

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Cue The Philospher!

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic


  • http://www.nba.com/heat/ The Angel of Stern

    Co-sign rog23. I really wish the Miami Fans would be louder. Ive been to a couple games in Miami and considering they have 2 of the top 5 players in the game, the level of excitement is really dissapointing. Miami is a football first town but isnt oklahoma too.. Hopefully it gets a bit more exciting with time.

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    Dan Gilbert tell me how my a$$ tastes!

  • http://slamonline.com Yknot

    That was not me LeBron hacked my slam account!

  • http://zenguu Max

    Claps ur hands yall

  • Jrooks

    Well. . . . . Yea

  • Werd

    Still a Cavs fan…but hiding in the shadows

  • Max

    Ladies and Gentlemen please welcome, Jimmer Fredette. ( Ted Williams voice )

  • Coney Islander

    He’ll get drafted, but If he’s taken #1 (which makes me chuckle just typing it)he’s gonna have bust written on he forehead.

  • don123

    i thought mo williams would at least have a decent season, he was my favorite cav player in the lebron era. ahhh,,, injuries.

  • http://nobulljive.com/ Enigmatic

    Jimmer won’t even crack the lottery. He’s mid to late first round at best.

  • http://www.iowsports.com/ Blue

    Maybe Dan Gilbert made his infamous “the Cleveland Cavaliers will win an NBA Championship before the self titled former “king” does” guarantee in Comic Sans because he was just joking…

  • http://Philosophervision@blogspot.com The Philosopher


  • Oli

    lebron should be mvp. simply for the fact how bad the cavs are without him this year…

  • http://www.slamonline..com james h. ellis jr

    oh well now you know..it wasn”t the team…it was lebron helping the team getting better ever year…when they worked together as a team…but who put them on his shoulder night after night…..#23…i mean #6….u’all know u miss him and need him…it’s mr quicken loans fault!

  • Zarfan

    Why did the best player in Cavs history have to leave our team over the summer? Cleveland wants you back, Ilgauskas!

  • robb

    LeJinx doin’ work

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    They’re not too far off last year’s pace.

  • Scu11y

    If LeBron gets MVP this year, should it not be for the work he does this year? sure the cavs are terrible without him, but thats why he got MVP last 2 years…

  • Mike From Spain

    Well, Cavs are without Lebron, but also without Ilgauskas, without Delonte West, without Mo Williams, without Varejao… Lebron is clearly the biggest absence but they are left without most of their starting lineup from last year due to free agency, injury… they did not get anything in return :(

  • Mike From Spain

    Ah, and also without Shaq

  • Timothy Pete

    damn they shoulda moved cleveland to oklahoma city instead of seattle smh