It sure as heck sounds like it. To answer your question, yes that would be the best scenario for the team. HOWEVER, NO ONE can blame other fans for wanting our team to be up on the scoreboard at the end of games when it is a naturally competitive instinct that we are born with and develop to a very high degree being Laker fans. It would be much easier to root for them to lose games if us fans knew we had to get one of the worst three records in the league to get a lottery pick. But we don't. And we are going to get an excellent player. And it is a damn good draft class-the best one in awhile.
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I know how deep this draft, but if we're in a close game against an opposing team, I want the Lakers to win. Especially if we're facing one of the top teams like the Thunder. There's just something about winning.
Ultimately I know we'll lose games because of lack of talent. But I find it silly how people are rooting against this team when we have arguably one of the worst rosters in the league. Everyone should just keep their beliefs about winning/losing to themselves. I'm getting tired of seeing this "Let's get a win (loss)" trend. At least let's all hope for a competitive game.