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.”