Let’s start by looking at the end of the regular season rankings league-wide. We will consider a team reaching the top or hitting rock bottom if they finish with one of the four best or worst records, respectively.
The Golden State Warriors finished the 2015-16 season atop the rankings for the second consecutive year. They passed the Chicago Bulls recording 73 wins, driven in large part by Stephen Curry’s 402 three-pointers
Since the merger, we have witnessed instances of teams making this journey, which takes season on average to complete.
For now, the Clippers stand alone in tenacity, breaching the wall between them and the fourth spot after a mere 37 years.
But at least they are not the Brooklyn Nets — the franchise hoping to soon enough hold that bittersweet record.