In Race to See What Happens First, the 76ers Win a Game Before the Warriors Lose One
NBA fans have had the pleasure of witnessing two historic but polar opposite streaks to start the 2015-16 season: the Golden State Warriors winning streak, and the Philadelphia 76ers losing streak. However, we knew all along that these streaks couldn’t go on forever. And now one of them is over.
On Tuesday night, after eight long months, the Philadelphia 76ers actually won a professional basketball game. They beat old man Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers 103-91 in front of their victory-starved fans in Philadelphia.
At 18 games, Philly’s season-opening losing streak remains tied with the 2009-10 New Jersey Nets for longest losing streak to open a season. However, if you add the 10 consecutive games the Sixers lost at the end of last season, that makes 28 straight losses, making this the longest losing streak in the history of North American pro sports.
So what has happened in the world of sports since the last 76ers win, which came over the Denver Nuggets on March 25?
Well, let’s see…
- The entire MLB season was played
- The Cubs and Blue Jays won playoff series, and the Royals won the World Series
- Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 20 goals
- American Pharoah won the triple crown
- The Golden State Warriors won 44 games, including the postseason
- Jordan Spieth earned $20,000,000 in prize money
- Serena Williams won three grand slams and hooked up with Drake
- Tom Brady was suspended, appealed the suspension, won the appeal, and won 10 games
- Donald Trump went from joke candidate, to Republican presidential frontrunner, and back to joke again
So what about the Warriors’ winning streak, which currently stands at 19 games? Well, there’s no telling when that will end. But it will. And it’ll probably be when we least expect it.
Hat Tip – [SB Nation]