Isaac
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NBA proposes changes for 2021-22 season

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Zodiac  
Last year

I highly doubt the players are going to want to have a further increase of games.

Cut the regular season to something like 60 games then I might start paying attention to the NBA again. It's boring AF.

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Hanging Round  
Last year

PLUS Lebron can take as many steps as he like without bouncing the ball.

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Zodiac  
Last year

That's right but at least WWE make you feel like it's dinkum. When the refs let guys like LeBron & Harden take 16, 17 steps without bouncing the ball you know they're not even trying to hide it anymore.

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Isaac  
Last year

Is the in-season tournament meant to provide arbitrary added interest?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Exactly right Zodiac. The league is in desperate need of slashing the number of games. Reducing so few that no one will even notice is pointless. 60 is a much better number and is still a ton of games.

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Bert  
Last year

60 is ideal but the NBA is too traditional when it comes to records/stats.

Playoffs drag on they need best of 5 rounds until the finals then go best of 7.

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UseTaHoop  
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They probs have media contracts that require a minimum number of games for broadcast, plus sponsors wanting max exposure.

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Zodiac  
Last year

Is the in-season tournament meant to provide arbitrary added interest?


They know a lot of casuals really only tune in for the first 3-4 weeks of the season lose interest and then come back at playoff time.

This is the NBA's attempt at keeping interest during the middle of the season, whilst also pandering to their TV overlords not to actually reduce the amount of games just to be seen to be doing so.

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Anonymous  
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"60 is ideal but the NBA is too traditional when it comes to records/stats."

The good thing is that the records are blown to hell the moment they take even 4 games away. After that there will be much less resistance to removing further games. Records/stats is a really really dumb reason to oppose a change that will improve things but that is another discussion.

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Zodiac  
Last year

I don't think stats come into it at all. No one cares about NBA stats anymore what's Harden averaging 60ppg? Who cares. They seem to get by during lockout shortened seasons. It's all about the TV contracts.

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Go Dees  
Last year

Shortening the season also messes with the players money as less product will equal less cash and the top tier players won't like given up the money!

No one is watching the nba regular season but the content is important as is the home games for owners and local sponsors/markets.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wouldn't be an NBA post without someone directing hate towards Lebron

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AussiePride  
Last year

I have almost no interest in the regular season of the NBA now. Too much tanking, too many games that don't mean anything. Still love the playoffs essentially because of the high level of rivalry and competition.

For interest to go back into the regular season less games would mean that every game is more important. Also there is a need to reduce the benefits to be gained by tanking. It is fine to try to even up the competition by getting great players to poor performing teams, but to incentivize losing negates the benefits.

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