this should just be in the tank thread no? that's the base of your idea.
I can live with losing while trying to win but I can't stand the tanking philosophy..... hated it when it seemed the Spurs were doing it back in the day to get Tim, The Colts to get Manning and Luck in the NFL.......... so I'm not flip flopping now just because it's the Lakers. Strategically it is an option and can be successful but as a reflection for the integrity of the game of basketball itself and sports in general?........... it couldn't be worse IMO.
"If the wolf is the strength of the pack, the pack is the strength of the wolf"