We nearly did it, guys. We almost made history.
The Philadelphia 76ers came within one game of stringing together the worst losing streak in NBA history Saturday night. They were so close to breaking the record, and the sad part is they did everything right.
They traded players for draft picks, tossed points away like wedding rice and took the business of losing seriously. The 2013-14 76ers tanked harder than most Panzer divisions, and their streak of losses—while not record-breaking—now stands in hallowed company with some of the ugliest skids in sports history.
In honor of Philadelphia's lengthy losing binge, I've put together a list of the most cringe-worthy streaks ever compiled in athletics.
These are the most embarrassing streaks in sports. Just remember: Anyone can have a bad game, but it takes a special something to maintain a high level of awfulness for months at a time.