Is There Any Doubt Warriors Are Tanking?

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Mark Jackson's mantra as a TV analyst for ESPN and ABC and as a head coach for the Golden State Warriors has always focused on personal pride. A common yelp from his seat next to Mike Breen was that a player who didn't show the requisite effort on any given play was "better than that!" In just about every post-game media session this season, Jackson has said something or other about being "proud" of his guys.

After Tuesday night's debacle at The Oracle, Jackson should get that word out of his mouth.

I'm not an anti-tanking evangelist. Earlier this month, I compared the War on Tanking to the War on Drugs -- and I was being serious. I think the vast majority of tanking concern is overblown. I can remember two clear tanking scenarios...

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