I'll be furious if we tank. Washington tanks. Sacramento tanks. Charolette, New Orleans, Orlando tank. Not the Los Angeles Lakers. Not as long as we have Kobe Bryant.
+100. And you forgot San Antonio, who tank more than Stalin. I hope to God the Lakers don't stoop to that level.
Also, tanking is very unlikely to even work for the Lakers. If you think the Lakers are going to win the Lottery, or even get a high pick, you cannot possibly be very familiar with the NBA.
So, the Lakers will suck it up, put together the best roster they can without committing long-term money, and re-rebuild. Or, maybe Kupchak will find a rabbit in a hat, and make a big trade of some sort.