Nigeria loses by 83. Still not as bad as Charlotte

Early this morning, Team USA opened a can of whoop-ass on the Nigerian National Team, destroying them 156-73. It sets various records for US dominance and unfortunately, in turn, Nigerian basketball awfulness. But now while this was an all-time-terrible game played by Nigeria, they’re still not as bad as the Bobcats.

The facts:


NBA Players:

Nigeria – 1

Bobcats – All of them


How they lost to Carmelo:

Nigeria – Melo had a once-in-a-magenta-moon game, scoring 37 points in 14 minutes on 10-12 strokes from 3. That’s insane. You couldn’t do that even if you were alone on the court. (Oh by the way, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and a bunch of other possible hall-of-famers also played against Nigeria in this one)

Bobcats – When they lost to the New York Knicks in April 26, 2012, Melo didn’t even play. Neither did Tyson Chandler, Baron Davis and Jeremy Lin. At the end of that season, Charlotte finished with a record of their own: 7-59 (.106). Worst winning percentage ever.


Admittedly, the logic is a little flawed. Maybe the ‘Cats would beat the Nigerian team if they played. MAYBE. But remember this: Nigeria was expected to lose to the USA Team by a lot. And that’s what happened. No surprise. The Charlotte Bobcats? They’re expected to at least look like an NBA team, not like a bunch of guys Michael Jordan just picked, signed and traded for from out of nowhere, for no good apparent reason. Oh wait. That’s what happened. No surprise after all.