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  • yes

    8 66.67%
  • no

    4 33.33%
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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2012

    Should the playoffs format be top 16 teams? (top W/L)

    Just look at the east this year. Why even have an eastern conference playoffs? Just give the Cavaliers a bye to the nba finals.

    and just think.. how many free wins a team get from playing in the east.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Omg. You're an innovator. I think I've only seen this thread 3 billion times.

  3. #3
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    Nov 2010
    No, doesn't make sense for the league in regards to travel, exposure, rivalries or marketability.

  4. #4
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    Sep 2013
    Then you'd have to make Western teams play Eastern teams just as much as each other.

  5. #5
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    Jul 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by SmartestGuyHere View Post
    Just look at the east this year. Why even have an eastern conference playoffs? Just give the Cavaliers a bye to the nba finals.

    and just think.. how many free wins a team get from playing in the east.

    and please change your ID to a more appropriate and fitting name for yourself.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    New Brunswick

    the failure and incompetence of eastern conference management should have zero impact on free agency. when players are specifically avoiding the west or wanting to go east because of how stacked the west is and how mediocre the east is, it's a problem. air travel is no longer a decent excuse, the league might eventually agree since they just changed the finals back to the "less practical" 2-2-1-1-1.

    If I'm a western conference owner, I push for this strong in the next CBA.

  7. #7
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    Aug 2014
    Some years one conference is stronger than the other. I vote no because it gets so complicated and takes away from division and conference games.

  8. #8
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    Dec 2005
    ^ lol Cavs fan

  9. #9
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    Jan 2009
    no way, you don't change everything just because of a weak era for the east. THat's part of sports... things aren't always equal.

    Look at baseball, the AL east used to have powerhouses every year, teams winning 92-95 games and not making the postseason... now look at it... should we change the format every time something changes?

    You want teams flying coast to coast in every round of the playoffs? Thats lunacy...

    maybe in 5-10 years the East will be stacked and the West won't be. I mean Duncan and the Spurs are getting old, Dirk has a few years left, and Love just went out East.

  10. #10
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    Jan 2012
    lol no. the east is improving and no its not a free ride for the Cavs despite Indy losing PG. its by no means a free run for the cavs, not even close. the east is on its way back in the longterm too with Love now coming over and potentially KD in a few years. not to mention teams iike the Sixers and Magic building with solid young squads.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Yeah, they should change it.
    With the deepest of regrets I am announcing that I will be leaving Pro Sports Daily. No reason in particular but wanted to thank everyone for a great 6 years here. Lots of great discussion and good poll series as well. Also fun re-drafts. Best of luck to you all in the future.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    it would make the nba much more entertaining
    keep scheduling the same though
    imagine the battles those middle of the playoff teams would have when 1 win separates like 8 different teams
    the best team in the league during the regular season should be its own trophy
    would probably need a different kind of lottery system though

    1 san antonio
    2 okc
    3 clippers
    4 chicago
    5 clevland
    6 portland
    7 golden state
    8 dallas
    9 toronto
    10 houston
    11 memphis
    12 washington
    13 charlotte
    14 phoenix
    15 denver
    16 atlanta
    17 newyork
    18 new orleans
    19 brooklyn
    20 lakers
    21 indiana
    22 sacramento
    23 milwaukee
    etc would be very tight all throughout
    Last edited by dalton749; 08-08-2014 at 06:48 PM.

  13. #13
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    Nov 2006
    Was only a matter of time before bandwagon Cavalier fans would ruin this site like the Heat fans did

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