Who has the worst NBA season of all time?

Based on winning percentage, the 2011-12 Charlotte Bobcats had the worst NBA record ever at 7-59.

Worst NBA Regular Season Records

Team Year Record
1 Charlotte Bobcats 2012 7-59
2 Philadelphia 76ers 1973 9-73
3 Philadelphia 76ers 2016 10-72
4 Dallas Mavericks 1993 11-71
Denver Nuggets 1998 11-71
6 Los Angeles Clippers 1987 12-70
New Jersey Nets 2010 12-70
8 Atlanta Hawks 2005 13-69
Dallas Mavericks 1994 13-69
10 Vancouver Grizzlies 1999 8-42
11 Detroit Pistons Recent 2024 14-68
Houston Rockets 1983 14-68
Vancouver Grizzlies 1997 14-68
14 Philadelphia Warriors 1953 12-57
15 Denver Nuggets  1950 11-51
16 Los Angeles Clippers 1999 9-41
17 Boston Celtics 1997 15-67
Chicago Bulls 2001 15-67
Cleveland Cavaliers 1971 15-67
Cleveland Cavaliers 1982 15-67
Dallas Mavericks 1981 15-67
Los Angeles Clippers 2000 15-67
Miami Heat 1989 15-67
Miami Heat 2008 15-67
Milwaukee Bucks 2014 15-67
Minnesota Timberwolves 1992 15-67
Minnesota Timberwolves 2010 15-67
San Diego Rockets 1968 15-67
Vancouver Grizzlies 1996 15-67
Washington Wizards Recent 2024 15-67
31 Detroit Pistons 1980 16-66
Minnesota Timberwolves 2015 16-66
Phoenix Suns 1969 16-66
Toronto Raptors 1998 16-66
35 Providence Steamrollers  1949 12-48
36 Chicago Bulls 2000 17-65
Cleveland Cavaliers 2003 17-65
Denver Nuggets 2003 17-65
Detroit Pistons 2023 17-65
Golden State Warriors 2001 17-65
Los Angeles Clippers 1988 17-65
Los Angeles Clippers 1995 17-65
Los Angeles Clippers 1998 17-65
Los Angeles Lakers 2016 17-65
Minnesota Timberwolves 2011 17-65
New Jersey Nets 1990 17-65
New York Knicks 2015 17-65
New York Knicks 2019 17-65
Sacramento Kings 2009 17-65
San Diego Clippers 1982 17-65
Team Year Record
1 Philadelphia 76ers 1973 9-73
2 Philadelphia 76ers 2016 10-72
3 Denver Nuggets 1998 11-71
Dallas Mavericks 1993 11-71
5 New Jersey Nets 2010 12-70
Los Angeles Clippers 1987 12-70
7 Atlanta Hawks 2005 13-69
Dallas Mavericks 1994 13-69
9 Detroit Pistons Recent 2024 14-68
Vancouver Grizzlies 1997 14-68
Houston Rockets 1983 14-68
12 Washington Wizards Recent 2024 15-67
Milwaukee Bucks 2014 15-67
Minnesota Timberwolves 2010 15-67
Miami Heat 2008 15-67
Chicago Bulls 2001 15-67
Los Angeles Clippers 2000 15-67
Boston Celtics 1997 15-67
Vancouver Grizzlies 1996 15-67
Minnesota Timberwolves 1992 15-67
Miami Heat 1989 15-67
Cleveland Cavaliers 1982 15-67
Dallas Mavericks 1981 15-67
Cleveland Cavaliers 1971 15-67
San Diego Rockets 1968 15-67
26 Minnesota Timberwolves 2015 16-66
Toronto Raptors 1998 16-66
Detroit Pistons 1980 16-66
Phoenix Suns 1969 16-66
30 Detroit Pistons 2023 17-65
New York Knicks 2019 17-65
Los Angeles Lakers 2016 17-65
New York Knicks 2015 17-65
Minnesota Timberwolves 2011 17-65
Sacramento Kings 2009 17-65
Denver Nuggets 2003 17-65
Cleveland Cavaliers 2003 17-65
Golden State Warriors 2001 17-65
Chicago Bulls 2000 17-65
Los Angeles Clippers 1998 17-65
Los Angeles Clippers 1995 17-65
New Jersey Nets 1990 17-65
Los Angeles Clippers 1988 17-65
San Diego Clippers 1982 17-65
45 Philadelphia 76ers 2015 18-64
New Orleans Hornets 2005 18-64
Charlotte Bobcats 2005 18-64
Philadelphia 76ers 1996 18-64
Miami Heat 1990 18-64
Orlando Magic 1990 18-64
Portland Trail Blazers 1972 18-64

Who has the most losses in an NBA season?

The 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers have the record for most losses in an NBA season with 73 losses.

Who has the worst point differential of all time in an NBA season?

The 1992-93 Dallas Mavericks have the record for the worst point differential of all time, finishing the 1992-93 NBA season with a differential of -1,246 points.

What is the worst record to make the NBA Playoffs?

The worst team by winning percentage to make the NBA playoffs is the 1952-53 Baltimore Bullets, who made the playoffs with a 16-54 record. The Baltimore Bullets lost to the New York Knicks in the Eastern Division Semifinals.

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