Transcript for Philadelphia 76ers on the Verge of the Biggest Losing Streak
And finally tonight, history in the making. After losing 25 games in a row, tonight, the Philadelphia 76ers are on the verge of tying a record nobody wants, the longest losing streak in a major professional sport. And ABC's Ron Claiborne shows us how even the most die-hard fans can find reason to cheer. Reporter: It just gets worse. And worse. Williams for the tie. Oh, it rimmed out. I'll never get used to losing. I'll never accept losing. Reporter: 1 more loss will make it 26-straight, tying the all-time losing streak of the Cleveland cavaliers. The record holders in other sports, the Tampa bay buccaneers, who once dropped 26-consecutive football games. Hockey's Pittsburgh penguins, losers of 18 in a row. And in baseball, 23-straight losses by the Philadelphia Phillies. This season is a far cry from the glory days of wilt chamberlain, Dr. J. And Allen Iverson. And as the streak continues, attendance is sinking. And some of those who do show up are, well, less than enthused. Yet, even now, there remains a philly faithful. I'm a fan of the Sixers. I hope they get a win. Reporter: As the losses pile up, there are whispers, loud ones, that the team actually doesn't mind because it could give them a higher pick in the college draft. Hopefully in about two years, they'll go from worst to the top again. Philadelphia fans are smart. They see what's going on here. And they know you've got to lose to win. Eventually. Reporter: Still, philly fans are rooting for that one win that would keep them out of the record book. Ron Claiborne, ABC news, New York.
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