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In terms of pure soul, Ray LaMontagne has always reminded me of Sam Cooke.

2 years, 10 months ago on Bringing it on home. <br />TVD Ticket Giveaway: The Walkmen at the <br />9:30 Club, 10/4


Why is it that the only league I ever seem to read about struggling with tanking is the NBA? Isn't that what the draft lottery was designed specifically for, to prevent teams from mailing it in?


Of course, this could just be perception. Do you think the NBA has a tanking problem greater than that of the NFL or MLB? And how much of it do you think has to do with the unevenness of the NBA draft? That is to say, in the NFL, you can acquire a franchise player at the bottom of the first round or middle of the second much easier than you can in the NBA. In the NBA, the talent is at the top. So is the reward for tanking in the NBA -- even if it all boils down to ping pong balls -- that much greater than the reward in the NFL (especially now that they've put in a better rookie salary structure)?

3 years ago on HoopIdea: Mitigating Tanking Through the D-League