The Charlotte Bobcats have on truly unique claim to fame that no other NBA team can match: they’ve lost to the 5-48 New Jersey Nets twice.
Charlotte boasts one of the league’s top defenses, but the team is looking for answers as they’ve gone 5-5 after their hot start to begin 2010. The Bobcats are poised to make their first postseason appearance in franchise history, but the playoff race in the Eastern Conference is incredibly competitive. Charlotte (6th), Miami (7th), and Chicago (8th) are all playing .500 basketball, and Milwaukee (9th) sits just a game and a half behind the pack. We’re still a long way from declaring any kind of trouble in Charlotte, but the Bobcats have a lot of work to do if they intend on staying in the post-season picture, much less the 6th seed.
New Jersey, on the other hand, can only hope that this is the start of something that, well, doesn’t involve only winning 8.3% of their games. Despite their historically terrible play this season, the Nets’ roster really isn’t as bad as the team’s record would have you believe. I wouldn’t count on them knocking on the door for the 8th seed anytime soon, but I think that those within the organization (and the few remaining Nets fans) would settle for simply not being the worst team of all time.