Tanking is when you are deliberately losing.
They are just plain bad.
So no, Lakers are not tanking.
They are deliberately shutting down players and have put Lebron on a minutes restriction when it's not needed.
By doing that, Lakers will end up being plain bad.
That's still tanking.
So you think if they were in contention they would run Ingram back out there?
To be honest, no clue what’s going on with Ball’s ankle but with that family you just never know what’s really happening.
I don’t get why they would run LeBron out there for 36+mpg when it won’t make a difference. Even with him they are not a good team. He’s 34-years-old and has more mileage than any player his age in the history of the sport.
I think they are waving the white flag. If that’s “tanking,” sure.