Cleveland Cavaliers: Record-Setting Losing Is the Best Path to Winning

January 16th, 2011 by Jim Piascik Leave a reply »
A team that’s lost 32 of its first 40 games. A team with no discernible stars and an uncertain future. The worst team in the NBA.

While that may sound like the 2010-2011 Cleveland Cavaliers, it also describes the 2002-2003 version of the Cavs.

This has been a rough year for Cavaliers fans to handle. Going from winning 60 games in each of the past two seasons to the bottom of the league isn’t an easy thing for fans.

In addition to that, going from being treated to the talents of LeBron James each night to looking for Mo Williams and Antawn Jamison to carry the team each night has been a nasty transition.

The good news for Cavaliers fans is that things should turn around quickly for the team. Losing so many games this year will pay dividends down the road.

Dan Gilbert claimed that his team would win a championship before LeBron does, and, strangely enough, this disastrous season will help Gilbert come closer to fulfilling that vow.

In the 2002-2003 season, the Cavaliers made a conscious effort to lose as many games as possible to get as high a draft pick as possible. The team finished tied for last i ...

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