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JordansBulls
10-23-2013, 03:11 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/9867672/nba-owners-unanimously-vote-change-finals-format



NEW YORK -- NBA owners voted unanimously Wednesday to change the Finals format to 2-2-1-1-1 after nearly 30 years of a 2-3-2 format. The change is effective for the 2014 Finals.

Commissioner David Stern called it an "easy sell" to owners to help add competitive balance and align the Finals format with the rest of the playoffs. To ease the transition, an extra day off will be added to the schedule between Games 6 and 7.

"There's been a sense among our teams that in a 2-2 series, it's not fair for a team with the better record to be away [for Game 5]," Stern said. "It's not fair for the better team in terms of record to spend as many as eight days away from home."

The league started its 2-3-2 format in 1985 following several hard travel Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers when the teams flew commercial airlines. In that format, the home team won the middle three games only three times.





As far as I can remember, every finals team that has won the title ended up having to win a game on the road in the finals in order to do so. Now in earlier rounds of the playoffs with the format being 2-2-1-1-1, there have been teams that have won all there home games and no road games and won the series. Example 1988 Lakers over Dallas WCF, 1998 Bulls over Pacers ECF, etc.

Will it happen with the finals back to 2-2-1-1-1 that a team wins the championship by winning all of there home going the full 7 games to win the title without having to a game in the finals on the road?

haggis
10-23-2013, 03:26 PM
This makes so much more sense.

Teams have jets now.

ll_eric_ll
10-23-2013, 03:27 PM
It's about time, I hated tha 2-3-2 format,.. Props to tha NBA for getting it right!

TrueFan420
10-23-2013, 03:27 PM
Finally

majmarcus
10-23-2013, 03:32 PM
Now if they can change the first round back to the best of 5, thatll be great. However, im glad this was done because it was long overdue...

Big Zo
10-23-2013, 03:39 PM
Breaking news: The OP is still alive, and this came out like a month ago!

ThuglifeJ
10-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Only prob I have is east is usually easier for getting a better record than west.

Agree on 5 game first round

Gibby23
10-23-2013, 03:45 PM
Breaking news: The OP is still alive, and this came out like a month ago!

They voted a month ago? Nope...

mdm692
10-23-2013, 03:45 PM
Breaking news: The OP is still alive, and this came out like a month ago!
This. Talk about a desperate call for attention.

Stunner
10-23-2013, 03:56 PM
This. Talk about a desperate call for attention.

Womp to both of y'all the article is clearly from today smh

NYKnickFanatic
10-23-2013, 03:57 PM
Breaking news: The OP is still alive, and this came out like a month ago!

This. :laugh2:

Stunner
10-23-2013, 03:59 PM
For all of you saying that this came out a month ago are right but it wasn't voted upon which the article is clearly stating that has been done as of today . trying too hard be funny

lol, please
10-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Makes no difference to the future-champion Golden State Warriors.

kdspurman
10-23-2013, 04:33 PM
For all of you saying that this came out a month ago are right but it wasn't voted upon which the article is clearly stating that has been done as of today . trying too hard be funny

Pretty much lol

ll_eric_ll
10-23-2013, 04:36 PM
For all of you saying that this came out a month ago are right but it wasn't voted upon which the article is clearly stating that has been done as of today . trying too hard be funny

HAJA this right here, DOUCHES!

Slug3
10-23-2013, 04:38 PM
It came out a month ago that they would vote on it and were looking to change it. The vote didn't happen till today.

Goose17
10-23-2013, 04:42 PM
It's about time. Clever move.

Swashcuff
10-23-2013, 04:46 PM
Breaking news: The OP is still alive, and this came out like a month ago!

Stern had his last pre season press conference today as the Commish where he announced that they came to the decision. This didn't come out a month ago the press conference was live today on NBATV.

mdm692
10-23-2013, 05:22 PM
Womp to both of y'all the article is clearly from today smh

Umm no womp to me. I was referring to the fact that the OP supposedly "died" about a month ago yet he started a new thread today. There was even a thread about it a few weeks ago.

Stunner
10-23-2013, 07:29 PM
Umm no womp to me. I was referring to the fact that the OP supposedly "died" about a month ago yet he started a new thread today. There was even a thread about it a few weeks ago.
Still womp somebody made a joke he didn't know and JB has been back . Catch up

IversonIsKrazy
10-24-2013, 01:16 AM
I always thought the 2-3-2 added more suspense to the Finals. Those 3 games in the middle seemed so critical every single time.

ModernDaySavage
10-24-2013, 04:08 AM
None of us will be here when the planet is destroyed anyways, so it doesn't matter.

JWO35
10-24-2013, 04:39 PM
This was way overdue...