No downside to LeBron joining the Lakers
No one knows which way LeBron James is leaning heading toward his 2018 free agency decision, but Colin thinks that a move to the Lakers would be a boost to LeBron’s and the NBA’s businesses.
Some are saying LeBron’s legacy will be negatively impacted if he goes to the Lakers and loses to the Warriors again. Colin disagrees and doesn’t see any downside to the move. He thinks LeBron’s legacy is already set, and if the Lakers doesn’t work out, no one would remember in the long term. If he’s successful and leads a third organization to a title, it will help his legacy and career comparisons to Jordan.
NBA tanking doesn’t work
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently made comments essentially confirming his team was tanking to end the year, but Colin doesn’t understand why.
Even though tanking for draft position is trendy, there’s no evidence it actually works. Supporters will point to ‘The Process’ in Philly, but even with home run draft picks they are a borderline playoff team after 5 years in the tank. The Suns have embraced the suck and don’t even look close to being close to the playoffs.
The top teams have never fully embraced tanking, even during down points. The only way to win in the NBA is with veterans. Tanking for unproven 19-year-old rookies that usually don’t pan out just doesn’t work.
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