This week Bill Simmons mentioned in a podcast that he thought the Pelicans were pulling their best Spurs imitation by secretly tanking this season. Full disclosure, Dell Demps was a part of the 97' Spurs organization that decided to tank that season and ended up with Tim Duncan in their lap.
DUH DUH DUH.
While many fans have been pushing the #TankFlight anthem for a while, the team itself has steadfastly denied any such secret plots. WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT SOMEONE WHO IS TANKING WOULD SAY!!!
Maybe the Pelicans can't say it out loud; however, there exists evidence of some serious subliminal messages that have been sent to fans through the course of the season.
First, it all started with this ...
OMG!!!!!! Guys! It's happening!!!!! #TankFlight pic.twitter.com/xiRhR5fzdg— The Bird Writes (@thebirdwrites) January 31, 2016
A picture of a tank in the background of a score that showed New Orleans trailing the hapless Brooklyn Nets?
Then almost a month later, another message appeared while the team was hosting the Minnesota Timberwolves!!
#TankFlight @thebirdwrites pic.twitter.com/FV4QilGGEB— Chris Knight (@clknight22) February 28, 2016
Pretty hard to miss those four letters on the scoreboard, but then the exact same bulletin was seen again, this time for the whole world to see when the Sacramento Kings were in town!!!
Subliminal messages? @PelicansNBA #TankFlight pic.twitter.com/ls0bVIihXK— Kristian Nicosia (@knicosia377) March 8, 2016
Three messages that appeared during the competition of play with teams in the mix with New Orleans for the right to claw to the bottom of the NBA standings. Are the Pelicans trying to tell us something???
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