In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that it's oh so vogue for NBA teams to flush their seasons down the drain to get a franchise-saving lottery pick. There's only one problem with this strategy: It doesn't work.
In ESPN The Magazine's Transactions Issue, Peter Keating writes that the new kingdom of NBA owners abides by one economic rule that Donald Sterling never learned: The more you invest in your franchise, the more you make.
In throwing Donald Sterling out of the NBA for life, commissioner Adam Silver is appropriately exercising his powers as broadly as his job description will allow. But what took the league so long, Peter Keating asks.