First, we’ve got the Tankers. These are the fans who are focused on the draft pick and what it means to the Lakers going forward. These fans are the ones who not only want the Lakers to lose every game and get the best possible position they can in the draft, they’re emotionally attached to this notion. They’re the ones who’ve created Twitter accounts or websites dedicated strictly to the tank, and are tuning into ballgames rooting for the Lakers to lose. When the game is on the line, they may even scold a Laker for hitting a clutch shot, or praise an opposing player for putting the proverbial nail in the Lakers’ coffin.
It certainly adds an element of emotion (and sometimes comedy) that’s maybe been missing from the games this season, but is it a healthy emotion? We’ll discuss this in just a bit.[divide]
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