View Full Version : Should teams that upset a higher seed steal their HC for next series?

05-10-2012, 02:12 PM
Example, Sixers defeat ( if they indeed do , still to be seen) Defeat the Bulls.

Should they Steal their right to have Home court advantage in the following Series until the finals.?

In the end they have defeated that higher seed and should get rewarded.

Sadds The Gr8
05-10-2012, 02:15 PM
lol no that's dumb

05-10-2012, 02:16 PM
IMO, no, not fair to the other team that fought hard in the reg. season to earn their seeding.

Besides, stealing HCA is easy: win 1 game on the road, protect your home court.

05-10-2012, 02:21 PM
im sorry but that would completely defeat the entire purpose of getting the higher seed and winning during the regular season

05-10-2012, 02:26 PM
No because the team they play in the next round would lose their Home-court advantage for no reason; there's nothing they can do to stop an upset so why should they be punished?

Would also make the regular seaosn less exciting if teams weren't fighting for the highest possible seed.

Their reward is going onto the next round of the play-offs... they get a bit of cash for that.

Sly Guy
05-10-2012, 02:27 PM
worst idea ever. Just cuz one higher seed sucks balls doesn't mean another one does too.

Giraffes Rule
05-10-2012, 02:30 PM
That would be terrible. Why even play the regular season if what you earn there potentially only lasts one round?

05-10-2012, 02:39 PM
No, not having to re-seed is advantage enough. If the NBA followed the NHL's rules, Philly would be playing Miami in the second round.

05-10-2012, 02:48 PM
no, that would be unfair against other teams

05-10-2012, 02:59 PM
No way. Rewards you for being a lower seed.

05-10-2012, 03:06 PM
Is this what they do in the NHL?

Man, I swear: the only purpose of hockey is to destroy basketball.

05-10-2012, 03:12 PM
Is this what they do in the NHL?

Man, I swear: the only purpose of hockey is to destroy basketball.

Hey! I'll take all of the other insults, but not one about hockey :D lol

No, in Hockey, they actually re-seed the teams, so the best team gets Home Ice against the worst seeded team that has advanced

For example this year:

The Kings (8th) eliminated Vancouver (1st)
Nashville (4th) eliminated Detroit (5th)
St. Louis (2nd) Eliminated San Jose (7th)
Phoenix (3rd) Eliminated Chicago (6th)

Instead of the locked seeding like the NBA (where it would be 4/8 and 2/3 the next round) the second round series were:

St. Louis (2) v. LA Kings (8)
Phoenix (3) v. Nashville (4)

I actually wish the NBA would switch to the NHL style.... I remember a few years ago when Golden State won and one series was 4/8 (Utah/Golden State), while the other was between two title worthy teams in San Antonio and Phoenix.

05-10-2012, 03:24 PM
Croonerisms ftw

05-10-2012, 03:25 PM
I like the hockey idea. I get where you're coming from Crooner, but it really would water down the regular season for those teams who know they won't have the best record - what's the difference between 3 and 6 if you're going to play the same team anyway?

05-10-2012, 03:27 PM
No, teams earned their record in the regular season so they deserve to have HCA. It wouldn't be fair if the 8th seed (Sixers) had HCA over the Heat, Pacers, Celtics, and so on.

05-10-2012, 05:42 PM
I gotta go with no. The regular season has to count for something.

05-10-2012, 05:48 PM
It would mean that an advancing 8th seed would automatically gain HC over everyone, even the 2nd seed. So no.

05-10-2012, 06:06 PM
This the worst thread I've seen lol. Creative though.

05-10-2012, 06:22 PM
This is an even worse idea than Baseball giving HFA for the team that wins the allstar game no matter the records of who is in the world series.

05-10-2012, 06:30 PM
Their reward is making it to the next round.