Excruciating stat shows Spurs' situation is truly getting out of hand

The San Antonio Spurs have been known for filling the NBA record books with greatness for decades, but their latest addition to the ledger is anything but great.
Victor Wembanyama, Keldon Johnson
Victor Wembanyama, Keldon Johnson / Ronald Cortes/GettyImages

The world has never seen a player as unique as Victor Wembanyama, and when a generational talent arrives, you expect records to be broken. 21 games into the season, Wemby did just that as the youngest player in NBA history to record a 20/20 game, dethroning Dwight Howard by four days. After their recent loss to the Chicago Bulls, the San Antonio Spurs, not to be outdone by their rookie, are also penning their names in the record books.

This stat is a perfect example of why Spurs fans are so frustrated with the product on the court. That Bobcats team finished the 2012 season with a 7-59 record during the 66-game shortened season due to the NBA lockout that year.

That 76ers team was fielded by Sam Hinkie, the orchestrator of the very public "trust the process" tank-fest that led to Embiid. The Spurs should not be adding their names to any lists with these teams on them.

One losing streak of 16 games was fine. It was during last season when everyone wanted the right to draft Victor Wembanyama. But Wembanyama is here now and careening through another losing streak of this magnitude should not be happening.

Some Silver and Black devotees lived their whole lives only witnessing the success of San Antonio's organization until recent years. As a competitor, when you become familiar with winning, you become obsessed with winning. Seeing the team's name on a list like this is mystifying. Especially with Coach Popovich still at the helm.