I get the logic behind it (encouraging teams to not tank), but the NBA lottery guarantees tanking won't guarantee the worst record gets the first pick. It's unfair to the 7th and 8th seeds as well because it forces them to play more games for no reason. The 7th seed can potentially lose and not even officially be in the playoffs (Lets keep it real, the playoffs don't start until you're in a 7 game series). This is nothing more than a glorified end to the regular season. The NBA did this to make the last few weeks of the regular season more competitive, but the irony is that it already would be if they didn't have those two extra seeds as the races for the 7th and 8th seeds are already close. And how is the revenue for those games divided? Do the top seeds get a share? Lastly, it was assumed that last year the NBA did this to try and give Zion a shot at going to the playoffs and the Pelicans flopped in the bubble, and here we are again with the Pelicans on the outside looking in with no Zion.