The key for me is, did the team know prior to taking the court that they were going to lose. If the answer is yes then it is a disgrace, and an embarrassment, but moreso it is sad. If they intentionally tried to lose then it is a sad indictment on them and the society that tacitly endorses it. I believe they 'fixed' the result based primarily on their defence in the third quarter. I had no inkling they were intent on losing, I did realise they were resting players, until they, the players, appeared to 'give up, or stopped trying' on the defensive end.
It is monumentally corrupt to be able to 'guarantee' a result. Where does that slippery slide end. My hope is that if it was agreed prior to taking the court, that there were some dissenting voices, maybe Luke, maybe Doc, maybe a couple of the players said 'hey I don't know about this'. My take on it would be that Lemanis probably, by fault of position, made the call.....I just hope it wasn't met with silence by the others involved.
I for one am glad that FIBA is, at the very least, investigating it. One of the great disappointments for me is that whether others do it or not, Australia will be, from this tournament on, known as one of those teams that is willing to be deceitful, corrupt, and unethical.