In News That Will Shock No One, Former Cavs Coach John Lucas Claims Team Tanked To Get LeBron In 2003
"They trade all our guys away and we go real young, and the goal was to get LeBron and also to sell the team,'' Lucas told AOL FanHouse. "I didn't have a chance. ... You can't fault the Cavaliers for wanting to get LeBron. It was hard to get free agents to come there.''
Gordon Gund, who was the owner at the time, says that Lucas's claims are false, and also said that you can't tank in the NBA due to the lottery. Clearly that's not true.