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This series of articles will celebrate (or laugh at) some of the worst professional sports teams of all time. I will focus on teams within my lifetime so expect the worst from the 1970s to present day.
The one X-factor in sport in injuries. If a team can stay healthy, their chances of success improves greatly. However, if a team is besieged with injuries, then the chances of success are decreased substantially. The 2007-08 edition of the Miami Heat are true examples of how injuries can destroy a team.
After winning an NBA title in 2006, which was followed by a shocking first loss to the Chicago Bulls in 2007, the Heat were pegged as one of the preseason favourites to win the NBA Championship in 07-08. Instead they finished with the worst record in the association, posting a pathetic 15-67 record. This equalled the worst record in franchise history…
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