I don't understand why tanking is an issue all-of-a-sudden. It's been this way for years, and is basically the same way in all major sports.
i heard somewhere that Garcia wasn't upset cause he made the shot and he wanted to "Tank", its because Thornton shot it a little too early on the clock so the other team still had a chance to win it.
I can't buy that.
Would you expect a player to admit that they wanted to loose. Imagine what that would open up!
i find that stupid too. I seriously doubt players have the same perspective to tanking as fans. We think it'll make us better, but to them it should be an insult thinking a younger kid can come in and turn the team around, but they can't.
So I'm here looking at the standings and I'm seeing this:
If the Raptors lose the last two they could conceivably finish with or tied for 4th worst record in the league. I guess 3rd isn't officially out but it's a massive long shot.Code:
W L PCT STRK Chances Odds
1 Charlotte 7 57 0.109 Lost 21 250 25%
2 Washington 18 46 0.281 Won 4 199 20%
3 New Orleans 20 44 0.313 Lost 1 156 16%
4 Cleveland 21 43 0.328 Lost 2 119 12%
5 Sacramento 21 43 0.328 Won 1 88 9%
6 New Jersey 22 43 0.338 Lost 5 63 6%
7 Toronto 22 43 0.338 Lost 4 43 4%
8 Golden State 23 41 0.359 Won 1 28 3%
New Orleans and Golden State play Tuesday
Cleveland and Washington play Wednesday
New Jersey and Toronto play Thursday
Bonus 'tanking matches':
Sacramento and OKC (minus Harden)
Sacramento and LAL (at SAC where they are 15-17 with Laker distractions everywhere)
It's starting all over again.
Just lose, baby!
It's so great to have the poisonous tanking mindset behind us!