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MMPG: Team of the Weak

Sacramento Kings

I didn't ask to join this mess. Why are you picking on us? (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Amazingly, the Sacramento Kings have avoided receiving this (dis)honor all season although they own the league's worst record and worst roster. Despite getting Coach Reggie Theus fired and having losing streaks of eight, five, six and eight this season, the Kings have managed to stay under the radar for incredibly bad teams. But finally, after another dreadful week in which they lost three in row, the Kings are getting their due.

Sacramento moved a step closer becoming the first team in NBA history to lose all of its games to the opposing conference after a 106-104 loss to the Washington Wizards put them at 0-26 against the Eastern Conference. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, no team has gone this long in a season without a win against the opposing conference. Eleven Eastern Conference teams, including the worst-in-the-East Wizards, have swept the Kings this season.

The Kings lost to Oklahoma City, Cleveland and Washington last week and each loss featured some head-slapping moments. In a 99-98 loss to the Thunder, Andres Nocioni airballed a potentiall game-tying jumper in the closing seconds. In a 126-123 overtime loss to Cleveland, the Kings squandered a 14-point fourth-quarter lead. And in their loss in Washington, Francisco Garcia thought he hit a game-tying three-pointer late, only to discover that his foot was on the line. Sacramento is having a lot of misfortune this season, but they are pulling away in the Blake Griffin sweepstakes.

By Michael Lee  |  March 16, 2009; 10:16 AM ET
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Speaking of weak teams, here's a nice profile of the current sad state of the Wiz.

Posted by: kalo_rama | March 16, 2009 12:06 PM | Report abuse

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