This is a conspiracy theory that isn’t confined to one year, or even a decade. It’s an idea that’s been going on in the NBA for as long as most of us can remember. The idea is that teams whose franchises aren’t looking good purposely lose so that they can have a better draft pick by the time the NBA draft comes around. As much as officials like to brush it under the rug, tanking happens, and it actually works more often than not.
The goal for any basketball franchise is to build a dynasty that fans and experts will be talking about for