Clyde Frazier wrote:bondom34 wrote:Ultimately some put an asterisk on every championship. It's stupid, but its tradition.
That said, the 22 team thing is just such a blatant attempt to get someone in over Memphis and I'm not one for conspiracies but it doesn't even seem like they're trying to hide wanting Zion or Lillard in there.
I wasn't a fan of the group stage, but tbh you could probably sell me depending on the setup, the way I'd heard it was not something I'd like, but it might just have been the explanation/groupings.
Yeah my gut reaction was "the NBA has no shame in wanting zion in the playoffs." I mean i'm happy to have the NBA back and kinda numb to everything right now, so i don't really "care", but it's pretty blatant.
Yeah, there's absolutely no doubt that they see this as giving Zion a golden opportunity to become a household name. The NBA is always trying develop the next generation of star power - unlike other team sports, quite frankly, this has been the NBA's thing - and if this goes right, the NBA might actually get a lot more eye balls than they normally do.
I think the NBA's money-based agenda is clear, and I can roll with it up to a point. Changing the shape of the pre-post-season in weird ways? Eh, okay. When the Mouse Bubble begins though, it best go well.
Right now I'm inclined to support efforts at normalcy like this, but if I end up feeling like we consumed lives (COVID) because of an entertainment-for-profit compulsion, that could change. So, planning and execution of logistics matters. As long as they do that stuff well, they're good with me.