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Old 03-04-2008, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it time to blow up the NBA playoff system?

No doubt the East is slowly getting stronger, but overall we're still behind the Western Conference with respect to strength of teams overall. So keeping that in mind, is it finally time to change up how playoffs are conducted?

Originally Posted by NBC Sports
If the reason to have playoffs is to give the best teams during the regular season a chance to duke it out for the championship, the NBA is in big trouble. As it stands now, some of the best teams in the game will be sitting at home and teams that have won 15 fewer games will be pretending that they actually belong in the league’s showcase event.

Just look at the standings. If the playoffs started today, the New jersey Nets would be in the playoffs with a .441 winning percentage, and the Denver Nuggets would be out with a .593 winning percentage.
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