What are the worst NBA teams?The issue of tanking has vexed the NBA for decades. How can the league help terrible teams, often in small markets, improve without incentivizing losing? It's a problem because of this list right here. Because this is a collection of the absolute worst NBA teams ever to take the court. Some were intentionally terrible, putting a blight on the league and turning some fans off from the game forever. Whether or not Adam Silver and Co. ever get to the bottom of the predicament, a lot of the damage, often to the eyes and brains of fans who just want to watch teams not embarrass themselves for 48 minutes straight, is beyond repair. Here are the 20 worst NBA teams to take the court since the league expanded to 17 teams ahead of the 1970-71 season.
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