Are you just being disargeable with everything I say for fun?
Or do you really believe what your saying?
Did you watch any Golden State games last season?
They didn't tank.
You don't tank a season in the NBA. You wind up losing money, national broadcasts and possibly fans in the hopes that you may get better in the immediate or eventual future. Once again, this is why the NBA brought in a lottery.
March 13th, they were 18-21, not great, but almost .500, the lakers THIS past season were 17-25 at one point... just for refrence...
Now, after that point, Golden State went 5-21 the rest of the year!!!!
Including trading their 2nd best player (ellis) for a player that was HURT THE REST OF THE SEASON!!!!!!
Then, shutting down their BEST PLAYER (curry) mid-season once they decided to tank...
Last season Golden State was one of the clearest episodes of TANKING EVER IN SPORTS HISTORY!!!!
The only decent team they beat after being 18-21 was the Nuggets... that's one team out of 25+ games... they beat the Tanking Hornets, and the tanking Timberwolves... That's it!!!!
The team was openly tanking!
They admitted it in press confrences, everyone knew they were tanking...
It was a well discussed subject amoungst NBA fans!
This tanking was some of the most obvious in sports history
Maybe you don't remember the Warriors fans BOOING their GM on Chris Mullin night? Why, because they traded Ellis, shut down curry, and started tanking... Everyone that follows the NBA knew this...
How you don't know this is mystifying!!!!!
You either don't follow the NBA, or are just arguing for the sake of arguing...
You know you are in the wrong, the 2011-2012 Warriors tanked HARD the last 3rd of the season... HARD... went from playoff contention, to saving their top 7 lottery pick...
They tanked, they got Harrison Barnes, that's it
The Golden State Warriors are the latest example of what happens when pick protection goes bad. To try to hold onto their top-seven protected pick, the Warriors have thoroughly tanked the second half of their season -- on Saturday night, rookie Charles Jenkins played 48 minutes and Mikki Moore got 24 minutes.
NBA teams have been tanking for decades to improve their draft position (and for other reasons), and NBA insiders have talked about tanking for decades -- in fact, over the years the NBA itself has recognized the potential for tanking and dealt with it in various ways, including altering the draft system multiple times to try to prevent it. Meanwhile, as the discourse about tanking has gone public, there have been thousands of articles written about the problem, including by such writers as Sam Smith and Bill Simmons.
I mean seriously... whats your angle?