Sunday, February 14, 2016

A lot of things have happened since the Sixers last won a game

It has been quite a while since the Sixers won a basketball game; 55 days to be exact.

A lot of things have happened since the Sixers last won a game

The struggling Sixers, March 19, 2014. (Ron Tarver/Staff Photographer)
The struggling Sixers, March 19, 2014. (Ron Tarver/Staff Photographer)

It has been quite a while since the Sixers won a basketball game; 55 days to be exact.

Their 26 consecutive losses is now tied for longest losing streak of all time. Only the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers, who dropped 26 straight the season after LeBron James left, have lost as many consecutive contests. 

The Sixers will have an opportunity to tie that mark on Thursday evening in Houston, and to break it Saturday at home against Detroit.

While the Sixers have been busy trying to get a win, a lot has happened elsewhere throughout the course of their nearly two-month long losing streak.

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Here is a brief list of things that have happened since the Sixers played a better game of basketball than their opponent:

-     The Seahawks won the Super Bowl

-     The Winter Olympics occurred in their entirety

-     Groundhog’s Day

-     The Winter X-Games occurred in their entirety

-     Valentine’s Day

-     President’s Day

-     The entire month of February

-     Evan Turner (who hit the game-winning shot the last time the Sixers won) was traded

-     Dale Earnhardt Jr. won Daytona

-     LeBron James broke his nose, missed time, came back with a mask, then stopped wearing mask

-     Allen Iverson’s number was retired at the Wells Fargo Center

-     Mardi Gras

-     The Florida Gators won 17 straight games

-     Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared

-     St. Patrick’s Day

-     March Equinox

-     Kevin Durant scored 25+ points in 25 straight games (and counting) for the Thunder

-     Michael Vick signed with the New York Jets

-     The Spurs won 14 straight games (and counting)

-     The Pacers, Heat and Spurs clinched playoff berths

This list really puts into perspective how long it has actually been since the Sixers won a game of basketball.  And still, despite the extremely lengthy losing streak, the Sixers don’t have the worst record in the league. Seriously, how bad are the Bucks?

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