On the Season Triangle, the y-axis shows a team's number of wins and the x-axis shows a team's number of losses.
Each gray square is the location of a unique, regular season Win - Loss record.
In the NBA, a perfect season would end up 82-0. The season path of perfection would take no detours, starting at 0-0, going all the way up the green line to the top left.
Although no team has had a perfect regular season, the 2015-16 Golden State Warriors came shockingly close, finishing at 73-9.
The most "average" record in a full NBA season is 41-41. If a team alternated wins and losses every single game, they'd travel along this yellow staircase of mediocrity.
And lastly, the worst possible outcome for a season would be an unthinkable 0-82. With no interruptions, this rough streak would follow the red line to its very end.
Sadly, the worst record in NBA history belongs to the 76ers. The intentionally bad "Process" teams of the 2010s, however, failed to claim it. Instead, Philly's "Nine and 73-ers" team of 1972-73 holds the record. They bottomed out at, you guessed it, 9-73.