As we approach the start of the 2013-14 NBA season, fans are excited about what their team can do on the court. The purpose of a fan is to sit back and enjoy quality competition, while watching your favorite team go out and attempt to bring home the title.
Unfortunately for one fan base, there is an NBA general manager that has admitted he plans to tank this season in order to speed up the rebuilding process.
Our team isn’t good enough to win and we know it. So this season we want to develop and evaluate our young players, let them learn from their mistakes — and get us in position to grab a great player. The best way for us to do that is to lose a lot of games. This draft is loaded. There are potential All-Stars at the top, maybe even franchise changers. Sometimes my job is to understand the value of losing.
This is something that you never want to hear and it definitely compromises the integrity of the league.
While the general manager remained anonymous, let’s hope that the NBA can figure out which GM is responsible and hold them accountable. Not only is the GM going against the competitive spirit of sports, but he is robbing the fans.