It's hard to argue that every single NBA regular season game really counts for something. Even championship-caliber teams like the Miami Heat or the San Antonio Spurs will take nights off, with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich being notorious for his willingness to scratch a player like Tim Duncan when he needs a rest. However, let's not take it too far and say that the NBA is a joke because teams aren't at their best for every single one of their 82 games. Just take the NBA regular season for what it is: a regular highlight reel that's usually competitive, and features some of the most athletic individuals in the world. Can you really complain?
Regular season games don't matter but the NBA sucks because no cares about regular season games.