James Harden, Ben Simmons, Chris Paul: One Of These Is Not Like The Others

The NBA is experiencing a tanking crisis on both an individual and organizational level. Does the league actually care that teams and players are unwilling or unable to produce the best product night-in, night-out?

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Episode CliffsNotes:

  • The most basic requirement for consumers of entertainment: we need to know the creators care.
  • Why does the NBA not care about tanking as much as viewers do?
  • The James Harden-Ben Simmons trade: tanking distilled to the individual level.
  • Chris Paul: the antidote to the sickness.
  • Is the NBA more or less attractive as an on-court product than 5 years ago? 10 years ago? 20 years ago?