rand wrote:Naked cash grab that has no natural value to NBA player legacies so they have to bribe players to give a crap. I can't understand what other NBA fans find appealing about this pointless exercise. We already have a tournament: it's called the playoffs and it lasts two months, and we don't have to bribe players to get them to care.
Amen! But this is going to be forced on us because Silver has been trying to do it for years and won't take no. It seems like everything Silver has done has been about money and not the actual game of basketball, which is why the basketball has suffered since he's taken over.
On another note- why do people keep crying that the season is too long? I seriously don't understand it from a fan perspective....why do you want to see less of your team? The majority of the league is off from Mid-April to the end of September....that's 5 freaking months. Teams that make it to the finals aren't playing a crazy amount of games from April-June and get 3 months off before training camp starts again. When these guys aren't in season, they play basketball anyways....I seriously don't get the argument at all of the season being too long. If anything, I wish they would it extend it 2 weeks (start a week earlier and end a week later) so that there are less back to backs and such but the season being too long argument I just don't get.