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D’Angelo Russell says he doesn’t understand tanking

April 20th, 2017 at 12:26 PM
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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

For whatever reason, people seem to lack an understanding of what tanking is. This kind of makes sense, given how rarely the Los Angeles Lakers have put their fans through that experience, but one would hope that after four years of this stuff, they’d understand the concept a little better.

Just so we’re all clear, tanking is when teams play worse players with the intention to lose on purpose. By this definition, it’s literally impossible to imply the Lakers are tanking anytime D’Angelo Russell is on the court. Same goes for Brandon Ingram, Julius Randle, etc.

When guys like Tyler Ennis,

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Tags: Brandon Ingram, David Nwaba, Drew Ruiz of SLAM Online, D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers, Thomas Robinson, Tyler Ennis

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