Inside the league's crusade to end tanking

Few issues in the NBA are as polarizing as lottery reform. To the majority of small-market teams, any tweaks to the draft system, no matter how well intentioned, represent another roadblock toward acquiring top talent. To larger-market teams, as well as some small-market executives weary of watching late-season tanking, reform

In the NBA, tanking is here to stay

THE IRONY of the National Basketball Association being criticized for "tanking" is that historically it has done more to counter the rewards for doing so than the other major sports.In the National Football League, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer, the process is simple. The team with the worst