Saturday, November 8, 2014

Who will win a game first: Sixers or Lakers?

The Philadelphia 76ers are 0-6.  After tanking last season, they drafted an injured guy (Joel Embiid) and traded for another pick who's playing in Europe for the next two years (Dario Saric).  Their plan is to stink again this season.

The Sixers are so lacking in talent that former Celtic castoff Chris Johnson even managed to earn himself a starting spot to begin the year.  I'm convinced Philly may be the worst team in NBA history.

The L.A. Lakers are 0-5.  It's their worst start since 1957, when they were the Minneapolis Lakers.  They have an aging Kobe Bryant and nothing else.  The Lakers' lottery pick, Julius Randle, broke his leg in the first game of the season and is out for the year.

The other night in a loss to the Suns, Kobe scored 39 points and registered only 1 assist.  He shot 14-37 (38%) from the floor, the rest of L.A.'s starters combined took just 35 shots.

So which club will finally win a game first?  Here are the upcoming schedules for each team:

The Sixers have a brutal road trip, then a home game vs. the Celtics.  Can they win that one?  Maybe in New York?  Or against Brooklyn?  In Minnesota?  Never?

The Lakers have a decent shot to beat Charlotte, but if they don't get that one they may not have another opportunity for a win until they host Denver, or Minnesota after that.  Could the Timberwolves be the squad that ends both teams' winless seasons?  My guess is the Lakers earn a W before Philly does, but either could end up without a victory through Thanksgiving.

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