therealdeal wrote:I think it's officially the worst season the League has had in a long time.
It's been a perfect storm of negativity for them. The only thing left would be if it were exposed how many guys are currently on HGH/performance enhancers.
Not only are there more than 2-3 teams intentionally playing poorly (Philadelphia, Sacramento, Milwaukee, and Utah all come to mind quickly), but one of their best money makers is in the lottery as well. When that many teams are purposely doing badly it leaves a really sour taste in the mouth of any real basketball fan. Games are less fun to watch when you know certain teams aren't trying.
Add to that the incredible injury plague. Kobe, Rose, Westbrook, Rondo... Even guys like Lopez, Horford, Marc Gasol, and Iguodala who are fringe stars have spent time on the sidelines. It's been a terrible year for injuries not just for the Lakers, but across the League.
It's been a disaster for the NBA. Selling a faster pace and parity are the only things this League can do to try to maintain relevance.
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