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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:02 am    Post subject:

venturalakersfan wrote:
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pointless thread


Loser thread



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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:11 am    Post subject:

So should the strategy going into next season be to position ourselves to have a 6% chance of getting the #1 pick, so that we can just get the #1 pick?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:13 am    Post subject:

Novel idea: making the playoffs and still competing in May. Better yet, June.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:17 am    Post subject:

does the author of the thread not realize that 2 of the teams picking ahead of us was within games of us, and the "tankers" were hoping to catch? Chances are if the team did as the "tankers" desired, we would be picking #1 or #2 instead of #4.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:20 am    Post subject:

Big Game James wrote:
I believe if we had tanked we would have been in the Memphis or New Orleans spot.

We should have tanked harder!


Tanking harder could have landed you in the Phoenix spot.

Wouldn't surprise me if there are fans of teams in other forums saying they should have tanked LESS, in order to get the 4th pick. *face palm*
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:27 am    Post subject:

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This the second time we've kept winning when I thought we should tank, and yes we have been lucky... getting 2nd one year and 4th this year.

But as the poster already mentioned above... had we lost a few more games we would have had the Pelicans number of ping pong balls.

I am grateful that we got 4th... and the emotional side of myself kind of agrees with the idealism of OP that... one should always try to win no matter what.

But when I know other teams aren't playing it that way... the logical side wins and I wish we gave ourselves better odds.


We’ve never hard core tanked. We still played the game and have been rewarded every time. Basketball gods rewarding us for not cheating the game? Looks like it. Look at the Suns, deliberately tanking, but keep getting burned. New Orleans for where they were by also playing at their near best and got rewarded. Last time we also went on a winning run and got rewarded with #2
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:31 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
does the author of the thread not realize that 2 of the teams picking ahead of us was within games of us, and the "tankers" were hoping to catch? Chances are if the team did as the "tankers" desired, we would be picking #1 or #2 instead of #4.


just eat crow
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:35 am    Post subject:

Hero Ball wrote:
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does the author of the thread not realize that 2 of the teams picking ahead of us was within games of us, and the "tankers" were hoping to catch? Chances are if the team did as the "tankers" desired, we would be picking #1 or #2 instead of #4.


just eat crow


so basically you did not realize until now how dumb the thread is, and how it just highlights how anti-tankers were wrong all along.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:39 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
Hero Ball wrote:
adkindo wrote:
does the author of the thread not realize that 2 of the teams picking ahead of us was within games of us, and the "tankers" were hoping to catch? Chances are if the team did as the "tankers" desired, we would be picking #1 or #2 instead of #4.


just eat crow


so basically you did not realize until now how dumb the thread is, and how it just highlights how anti-tankers were wrong all along.


Not all teams with 32 or 33 wins got lucky. As many didn't as did. Chances are, we'd be picking lower than 4th if we could go back in time and lose more games.

And tanking sucks. Tanking with LeBron James on your roster? That sucks royally.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:42 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
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adkindo wrote:
does the author of the thread not realize that 2 of the teams picking ahead of us was within games of us, and the "tankers" were hoping to catch? Chances are if the team did as the "tankers" desired, we would be picking #1 or #2 instead of #4.


just eat crow


so basically you did not realize until now how dumb the thread is, and how it just highlights how anti-tankers were wrong all along.


you realize you're baiting me to go down your level
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:43 am    Post subject:

Not sure what the thread is about, but the Lakers have been showing that they're going to get a really high pick no matter where they fall. The chances of keeping all of those picks in all of the drafts when they were fighting against protection and now moving up this year were statistically not much more likely than winning powerball. The only time they didn't have luck in the draft was last year when they didn't need it because they were losing the pick anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:54 am    Post subject:

point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.

Those who proposed to do it were wrong thus eat your crow here.

BVH did, I bow to him.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:00 am    Post subject:

I'll take 2nd's and 3rd's of that crow in exchange for the Lakers exceeding expectations and getting better.

I doubt many lifelong Laker fans believed they would have dropped into the top 4... when fans were hoping they would tank just to get the #6 pick.

Sure... this time... the Lakers beat the odds (BIG ODDS in this case) but only a lack of common sense would bank on using that miracle as a strategy.

So... Hero Ball... pass me another helping if it makes you feel better... because other than that... the thread is pointless.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject:

Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.


Wrong. Tanking guarantees a higher chance of getting #1. Basic math man... basic math.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:05 am    Post subject:

Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.

Those who proposed to do it were wrong thus eat your crow here.

BVH did, I bow to him.


Do you know how chance works? Just curious.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:05 am    Post subject:

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I'll take 2nd's and 3rd's of that crow in exchange for the Lakers exceeding expectations and getting better.

I doubt many lifelong Laker fans believed they would have dropped into the top 4... when fans were hoping they would tank just to get the #6 pick.

Sure... this time... the Lakers beat the odds (BIG ODDS in this case) but only a lack of common sense would bank on using that miracle as a strategy.

So... Hero Ball... pass me another helping if it makes you feel better... because other than that... the thread is pointless.


Hey, Bill Gates dropped out of college... so therefore it means it's better statistically to drop out of college instead of finishing if you want to be rich.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject:

M2K wrote:
I'll take 2nd's and 3rd's of that crow in exchange for the Lakers exceeding expectations and getting better.

I doubt many people would have believed they would have dropped into the top 4... when fans were hoping they would tank just to get the #6 pick.

Sure... this time... the Lakers beat the odds (BIG ODDS in this case) but only a lack of common sense would bank on using that miracle as a strategy.

So... Hero Ball... pass me another helping if it makes you feel better.


It pains me that you have to go through this but I'm not the one who serves it.

This thread was meant to discuss Tanking and its so called effectiveness.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:08 am    Post subject:

Hero Ball wrote:
M2K wrote:
I'll take 2nd's and 3rd's of that crow in exchange for the Lakers exceeding expectations and getting better.

I doubt many people would have believed they would have dropped into the top 4... when fans were hoping they would tank just to get the #6 pick.

Sure... this time... the Lakers beat the odds (BIG ODDS in this case) but only a lack of common sense would bank on using that miracle as a strategy.

So... Hero Ball... pass me another helping if it makes you feel better.


It pains me that you have to go through this but I'm not the one who serves it.

This was thread was meant to discuss Tanking and its so called effectiveness.


Not going through anything... just enjoying eating crow and watching my Lakers improve. No other agenda here for me... how about you? Any other agenda? LOL...so transparent.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:09 am    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
M2K wrote:
I'll take 2nd's and 3rd's of that crow in exchange for the Lakers exceeding expectations and getting better.

I doubt many lifelong Laker fans believed they would have dropped into the top 4... when fans were hoping they would tank just to get the #6 pick.

Sure... this time... the Lakers beat the odds (BIG ODDS in this case) but only a lack of common sense would bank on using that miracle as a strategy.

So... Hero Ball... pass me another helping if it makes you feel better... because other than that... the thread is pointless.


Hey, Bill Gates dropped out of college... so therefore it means it's better statistically to drop out of college instead of finishing if you want to be rich.


It's even worse than that. We're talking about pure chance here.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:10 am    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.

Those who proposed to do it were wrong thus eat your crow here.

BVH did, I bow to him.


Do you know how chance works? Just curious.


The God of luck blesses those who are stupid enough to play hard and win after they've been eliminated from the playoffs, and punishes those who don't.

It is written...
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:11 am    Post subject:

M2K wrote:
Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.


Wrong. Tanking guarantees a higher chance of getting #1. Basic math man... basic math.


where did basic math take the Knicks and their dreams of Zion?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:15 am    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.

Those who proposed to do it were wrong thus eat your crow here.

BVH did, I bow to him.


Do you know how chance works? Just curious.


Chance is self explanatory.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:17 am    Post subject:

Sentient Meat wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.

Those who proposed to do it were wrong thus eat your crow here.

BVH did, I bow to him.


Do you know how chance works? Just curious.


The God of luck blesses those who are stupid enough to play hard and win after they've been eliminated from the playoffs, and punishes those who don't.

It is written...


ringfinger wrote:

Tanking harder could have landed you in the Phoenix spot.

Wouldn't surprise me if there are fans of teams in other forums saying they should have tanked LESS, in order to get the 4th pick. *face palm*
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject:

Hero Ball wrote:
ringfinger wrote:
Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.

Those who proposed to do it were wrong thus eat your crow here.

BVH did, I bow to him.


Do you know how chance works? Just curious.


Chance is self explanatory.


If that's true, why would anyone who is in favor of tanking need to eat crow?

Being the best at tanking gives you the best chance at the top pick.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:52 am    Post subject:

Hero Ball wrote:
point of thread (for those who pretend not to get it and also for those who are just less illuminated than most)

Tanking hard guarantees nothing.

Those who proposed to do it were wrong thus eat your crow here.

BVH did, I bow to him.


Apparantly signing LBJ gaurantees nothing as well.
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