The Atlanta Dream is done. At least at Philips Arena.
The WNBA team wrapped up its home schedule last night, ending like they started — a tough loss. The Dream stands at 3-29, with just one of those coming on their home court. The team has two games left and is on track to becoming the worst team in league history. Players took note of the performance after the game last night.
Before leaving the court, Dream players grabbed a handheld microphone and thanked the fans who stuck with them through a 3-29 record overall, 1-16 at home. Scoring leader Betty Lennox apologized for those results.
“Next year we’re going to be a whole lot better. We promise,” Lennox said.
“We want to be a different team,” point guard Ivory Latta said. “We want to be bigger. We want to be stronger.”
Where does the Dream stack up among the worst pro teams? Thanks for asking. According to the AJC, the Dream is worse than anyone except the 1976 tampa Bay Bucs, who went 0-14 for a .000 winning percentage. The Dream head into their weekend games with a .094 winning percentage.
Despite that, coach Marynell Meadors had this to say about the Dream: “I don’t think you can measure this year’s team by wins and losses because we have been such a young team all year. Our fans have been fantastic all year long and our players have played so hard every game. Everybody better have enjoyed beating us this year, because it’s not going to last much longer.”