Mark Cuban

In a thriving NBA, tanking is the problem Silver can't solve

Adam Silver sees successes all around the NBA, yet can't stop thinking about the teams who aren't successful.

And he can't make them try to be.

Tanking is the problem the NBA commissioner can't solve.

He can't force every team to try to win when they all know sometimes there's more reason to lose. And though he understands rebuilding, he loathes losing on purpose.

"Let me add, I find it an incredibly difficult issue," he said Friday.

He spoke shortly after ties were broken for positioning ahead of the draft lottery, which seemed a bigger priority than the postseason for some teams this season. And as the Philadelphia 76ers head to the...

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