Posted by: Van on April 28th, 2012The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
So we let the chips fall, and none of them landed in our favor, honor be damned, the Warriors completed their mid season tank that effectively sums up all that is ugly about the NBA.
It’s disgusting in word, put simply; it’s an abomination that I truly feel sorry for the Golden State Fans and players to have to be subjected to it.
While NBA teams have been tanking for years, it’s still something that’s rather stomach churning to watch. The truly shocking aspect is that the NBA is the only league that really struggles with this problem.
Take the NFL for instance, the Colts were as bad as most NFL teams truly can come, but nearly blew their chances at the top overall pick with a late season victory, twice. The 2010 Lions were looking at a miserable end of the season but the lure of the top pick, and went on a four game winning streak, effectively dropping them out of the top ten draft selections.
How a competitor like Jordan can put a team as wretched as the 2011-12 Bobcats is simply confounding. How a team that makes their tanking as obvious as Golden State did over this season without retribution is infuriating and taints the NBA as a whole. The current lottery system is as real a deterrent to teams tanking as magic school bus taking you for a private tour of the moon, put simply, it’s failing, and miserably to.
So while we can wait and hope that somehow, someway one of the other 7 lottery bound teams leapfrogs the Warriors, our only real hope is that Stern might implement some system or tangible deterrent to stop teams from sandbagging the NBA’s competitive spirit.
So in short, I hate the Warriors and truly hope their new GM Bob Myers contracts a raging case of syphilis from a bus seat.
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