We knew that when LeBron James took his talents to South Beach he would leave the Cleveland Cavaliers in bad shape. Nobody could have predicted it would be this bad. The losing streak has now been pushed to 25 games. One of the 25 was a humiliating 55-point loss that LeBron particularly enjoyed. Cleveland continues to build upon the longest losing streak in NBA history, and there’s no telling when the embarrassment will stop.
When teams get ready to play the likes of Boston, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Antonio, and Miami, they do their best to bring their A-game. Unfortunately, the same can be said for Cleveland at the moment. It’s hard enough being a horrendous basketball team. It’s even harder when teams are desperate to win every time they face you.
No team wants to be the one that’s talked about all over Sportscenter for snapping the Cavs streak. Cleveland might as well be the defending NBA champs at this point. Who would have thought that was possible with an 8-44 record? The fact of the matter is If you’re a competitive person, you’d hate losing to the bottom of the barrel. The Cavs have as big a bullseye on their back as the best teams in the league.
With upcoming games against the Pistons, Clippers, and Wizards, it wouldn’t be unfathomable for the Cavs to snap the skid. The problem is they need to catch some team on an off day, and even the teams that aren’t motivated would hate losing to a squad that hasn’t won since before Christmas.
Best of luck, Cleveland.