TV persona Stephen A. Smith called out the Los Angeles Clippers for tanking the final two games of the season as they wanted to avoid a potential first round matchup vs. the Lakers.
The Clippers lost two consecutive games against two bottom feeders (Rockets, Thunder) having a shot to claim the third seed.
On the other hand, the Lakers will have to go through the Warriors in the play-in tournament to secure the sixth seed and start the first round of the postseason vs. the Phoenix Suns.
Stephen A. Smith gave his honest thoughts about the way the Clippers finished their season, and why they would have done so. According to Smith, the Clippers tanked on purpose, to not face the Lakers.