ESPNSteinLine Marc Stein
RT @GwashburnGlobe: Adam Silver said the league is considering the idea of a midseason tournament, similar to soccer. Interesting. #nba
OK, not only soccer ( in fact soccer cups ( like f.a cup in england or Kings cup in spain) work a bit different)
In most european countrys their basketballs leagues ( for example spanish league or Italian league) play a Cup tournament.
They make a break around february and march.
Choose one city as a seed.
Take there the top 8 teams on the standing at the break.
And have them play a 3 round tournament 1/4 Semifinals and final. ( march madness style, you lose the game you go away).
This tournament is highly regarded by fans , media and players. Not as high as winning the playoffs ( or the euroleage) but still makes people proud that their team wins it.
Apply this to nba.
Say when teams get to the 41 games mark competition stops for a week and the best 8 records ( regardless of conference) get to play this tournament.
Like it or not?