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'72-73 76ers want Nets to win at least 10

NBA teammates who won only nine games would like to keep record for futility

Updated: March 25, 2010, 10:03 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | Special to ESPN.com

There are at least three things you need to know about Fred Carter before you call him nuts for rooting for the New Jersey Nets to let his 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers team rest in peace as the biggest losers in NBA history.

Carter's nickname is "Mad Dog," which right away suggests a certain contrarian streak. Two, Carter finds skewed beauty in another nickname of his that has stuck: "best player on the worst team ever." That's why Carter will not break out any champagne if ...

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