This one's straight out of the random and bizarre machine.â†µ
One of the five unbreakable records you've probably never heard of: the 1953-1954 Baltimore Bullets, who made the playoffs with an astonishingly bad 16-54 record.â†µ
Seriously, what cosmic imbalance was tilting the basketball world in the early 50s? No official commemoration was ever given to the Bullets for getting to the playoffs that year, so we can only assume they got a lucky break by playing in an era when boxing and baseball dominated the American sporting landscape and NBA owners spent more time figuring out ways to expand their market than focusing on holes in the league’s format. The Bullets would become the last NBA franchise to fold just one year later.â†µ
Imagine if we lived in a world where last year's 26-56 Wizards didn't just qualify for the playoffs, but were better than the eighth seed. Bliss.