I agree it's pathetic in the handful of games where it happens - usually in the tourney in a crazy mismatch. As. coach, I wouldn't do it. That said, I sure as hell wouldn't sit back and let another team do it to me if I was that much better. It takes two to tango. Shot clock for these very few games doesn't make any sense.If it’s all about winning, Show me the stats on how stalling increases winning percentage? They don’t exist, because the fact is, the team likely to lose still loses, just by 15 instead of 25. This argument that this is some great “strategy” that allows victories is as dumb as your notion that holding the ball and not playing is a style of basketball. Any coach that employs this style almost always ends with the same result - and result is a loss coupled with a lack of appreciation and respect from his/her players.
Getting your assed kicked at least has dignity. Asking your players to refuse to compete to win a game is pathetic. In my playing days, every single one of my teammates would rather take an beating than to lose holding the ball like a little punk. It’s pathetic.