The Cleveland Cavaliers just can't win this season, can they? They lost Lebron James in the off-season, and it's obviously time to rebuild, but with their lost to the Portland Trail Blazers Saturday night (February 5), they set an NBA recording for the longest losing streak in history.
In the 111-105, the Cavs reached a 24-game "L" streak, making them the new owners of the league's single-season mark for consecutive losses and have matched the record for overall losses in a row they previously set over 1981-82 and 1982-83.
The team has only won once since November 27th.
"It feels like a bad dream," guard Daniel Gibson told the Associated Press of the streak.
The team has an 8-43 record, the worst in the NBA, right below the Minnesota Timberwolves who hold an 11-39 record.
It's hard to imagine a team to manage such a horrible record, especially since they won more than 60 games the past two seasons and went deep in the playoffs. But ... that was when King James was on the roster.
Without him, they aren't much of a team.
"We have to figure out how to win these games," said Gibson, who has earned a much bigger role this season in James' absense. "We just have to keep trying until we do. It's not a matter of if, but when. We have to continue to play the way we're playing and things are going to change for us."
When? There's no telling, but probably not this season. Still, Gibson stays optimistic.
"Every team goes through a period like this," Gibson said. "No team stays at the top forever. At some point, you experience this."