Here are the most embarrassing NBA records to date
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is the biggest basketball league across the globe. With a 73-year rich history so far, the tournament has scaled monumental heights in terms of popularity and fan-following, besides witnessing several epic moments over the years. However, there have also been certain embarrassing records, which got scripted by players as well as teams. Here, we look at them.
Hits and misses are part of every sport. However, missing field goals quite regularly is certainly embarrassing. The record for the most number of missed field goals in the tournament's history lies with Kobe Bryant. Playing for Los Angeles Lakers from 1996 to 2016, Bryant missed 14,481 chances at the basket, going past John Havlicek's previous record of 13,417.
Even the best teams endure a couple of bad seasons. However, there have been instances when a team, which is facing a tough time, has still qualified for the playoffs. Interestingly, Baltimore Bullets, during the 1952-53 season, managed to qualify for the play-offs with the tally of 16-54. However, they lost to New York Knicks in the opening game.
Chicago Bulls have won NBA Championships on six occasions. However, they also have an embarrassing record to their name of collecting the minimum number of points in a single game. It was in April 1999, when playing against Miami Heat at home in the United Center, the hosts succumbed to a 49-82 loss, the worst in the shot clock era.
Fouls are part of every game and the gravity of the same varies, owing to the temper level of players. The unwanted record for the most number of technical fouls in a season stands with Rasheed Wallace, who scripted 41 fouls during the 2000-01 season. Interestingly, with players being currently suspended for the season following their 16th foul, this record will live on forever.
Things can get extremely embarrassing in case of more losses than wins. On the same note, the record for the worst season, considering win-loss record, stands with Charlotte Bobcats. It happened during the 2011-12 season, where they lost their final 23 games of the season and ended with a tally of 7-59, surpassing Philadelphia 76ers' 1972-73 record of 9-73.