The Art of Tanking

If you are a fan of any pro sports teams you are sure to have heard about “tanking”.   The act of making your team worse by trading away any possible semblance of a team and making sure you lose.

It is a very common practice in all major pro sports, but Basketball would probably be the worst of them.  Every year it seems that some team or another is tanking.  This season the entire Easter Conference is trying to tank, but it’s not working.

The Raptors for example are a tremendously bad team and yet if the playoffs started right now they would be the #4 seed.  They have traded the guy they were so pushy to get last year, Rudy Gay, and now it seems that they are trying to unload their three remaining trade assets (Jonas Valanciunas, Demar Derozan, Kyle Lowry).

Next years draft class should be good, but that doesn’t mean that you should totally disrespect the game.  So sad!

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