The NBA is built on star players and elite-level players.
This is an inescapable truth about the league. The best players determine who wins the title in the end and one player can have an outsized effect on a team.
Teams make it their championship-building strategy to wait out the Lottery and draft their superstar player. The Philadelphia 76ers taking it to the extreme in “the process” to end up with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons. Fans have this mentality that tanking and playing the Lottery is the only way to find these star players.