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ClipperfanKevin
12-29-2010, 03:07 AM
I get the travel issues, but teams already head out to the opposite cost to play each team once, sup its not too big of an issue. It gives some teams (lately EC teams) the advantage of sneaking into the playoffs when there are plenty of more deserving teams in the opposite conference. It also gives teams the opportunity to sneak into the finals when teams in these other conference may be more deserving.

210Don
12-29-2010, 03:36 AM
because its always been like that let it be.

ClipperfanKevin
12-29-2010, 03:42 AM
Does it make it anymore right because its always been like that? I hate when people call that whoever wins the west will bowl over the east, and it happens (a la iversons 76ers). IMO the best team should play the second best team in the finals (or at least be put on opposite ends of the draws).

THINKBLUE15
12-29-2010, 03:47 AM
East/West is fine with me.

What is bogus is letting 16 teams into the playoffs.

210Don
12-29-2010, 03:49 AM
East/West is fine with me.

What is bogus is letting 16 teams into the playoffs.

16 teams makes it great i love it way better than nfl & mlb

GoatMilk
12-29-2010, 04:13 AM
16 teams makes it great i love it way better than nfl & mlb

more than half the league gets in the playoffs. too many

arkanian215
12-29-2010, 05:03 AM
It creates more rivalries this way. Two table formats create additional rivalries other than what's created on the court. More rivalries means more interest in the league, stuff writers can write about, stuff fans can talk about and more money for the league cuz folks will show up for a game than if it wasn't split.

lkingratedr
12-29-2010, 05:10 AM
me personally i would rather it be the top 16 teams in terms of record battling so 1 plays 16 2-15 3-14 etc etc cause then the best teams will make it ... i dont think its fair a 50 win team cant make it in the west but a 38 win team can make it on the east... this would bring some fairness and balance

THINKBLUE15
12-30-2010, 01:33 AM
16 teams makes it great i love it way better than nfl & mlb

It is actually an accomplishment to make the playoffs in those sports. NB and NHL? Not so much.