Tyreek Hill in disbelief over Detroit Pistons’ record-tying 28th straight loss

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The Detroit Pistons’ latest loss in their epic streak was definitely unique, so much so that it drew the attention of Miami Dolphins superstar Tyreek Hill.

Hill’s reaction on social media expressed the thoughts of many sports fans after the Pistons equaled the NBA all-time record with a 28th consecutive defeat. The latest loss was particularly jarring because it came after Detroit held a big lead against the Boston Celtics, one of the NBA’s best teams and strong favorites to win the championship.

Despite Boston being 14-0 at home this season and 23-6 overall, Detroit led by as many as 21 points. Then after falling behind, the Pistons rallied to tie the game before eventually losing 128-122 in overtime.

Already with the longest losing streak over the course of just one season, the Pistons equaled the longest losing streak ever in NBA history, tying the mark set by the Philadelphia 76ers bridging the end of the 2014-15 season and start of the 2015-16 campaign.

The Pistons have not won a game since Oct. 28. Since then, Hill and the Dolphins have won six of their NFL games playing just once a week.

That stretch has put Miami in position to earn the No. 1 seed in the AFC as they take an 11-4 record into their game on Sunday at the Baltimore Ravens, who currently hold the top spot with a 12-3 mark.

The All-Pro wide receiver is still looking to make some history of his own as he tries to accomplish his stated goal of becoming the first NFL player to gain 2,000 receiving yards in one season.

Having missed a recent game with an ankle injury, the 29-year-old has gained 1,641 receiving yards so far this season, which means he would need to average almost 180 yards per game over the final two contests to accomplish the feat.

The single-season NFL record is 1,964 receiving yards, set by Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions in the 2012 campaign. Hill would need to average 162 yards per game in the final two to top that.

If Hill is somehow able to break the record, it likely would draw some incredulous reactions on social media as well.

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