Best of 5 or Best of 3?
To continue the discussion from GF Game 3 thread
I won't re-hash the arguments started there
But quick recap
- KR thinks most of the recent series have been boring, one-sided affairs and this is justification to change back.
- A few of us pointed out that series like 2004, 2008 and 2018 were absolutely epic. And 2021 and 2022 were unusual with injuries to Cats in 2021, and United in Game 3 2022 SF meaning we didn't see the best team play the best challenger in full health
- I think the extent to which say, 2008 exceeds what it *would've been* as a Best of 3, outweighs the slight reduction in spectacle by having an extra game with a foregone conclusion like say, Game 3 of 2021
Final thought- is there anything better than NBA playoffs? Of course not. And part of the reason is it's full of epic 7 game series (check out Milwaukee Boston right now, or Memphis Minnesota Round 1 as good examples)
NBA, Euroleague- these are best practice- best of 5 or 7 is best for a sport like basketball. Rivalries, build up, drama, twists and turns.