5 Reasons the NBA Playoffs Should Be Changed (and 4 Reasons They Shouldn’t)


With Wednesday night’s games answering the lingering questions of the NBA playoff seedings, we found a number of strong Western Conference teams packing their proverbial bags while we see a number of dubious sub-.500 Eastern conference find their way into the dance. How the playoff picture shook out brought to a head a number of concerns that were festering among fans over the season. So now seems like as good a time as any to address the issues in the NBA playoffs. Fortunately, for the sake of this list, there are a few. But the merits of acting to correct those issues brings up their own issues. Whether or not they outweigh the needs of the near term are both subjective and divisive. So are the NBA playoffs best left alone? Let’s take a look at the arguments for and against tinkering the NBA playoffs.

And in doing so, we’ll resolve the issue forever and never leave it open to discussion again. I think we can all agree that this will be the definitive word on the issue. Right? Right?

(Seriously, if we get enough consensus here, I think we could submit this as a bulletproof outline of why we should AND shouldn’t mess with the current playoff system).

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