View Full Version : 1st round playoff changes..

02-10-2003, 09:48 AM
Not to bring up the NBA conspiracy argument intentionaly or anything but I have to ask:

Does anybody else find it strange that the announcement for a 7-game series for the first round comes in midseason during a year that the Lakers are sure to be a low seed?

I sure as hell do. This changes the entire playoff picture and doesn't help the Mavs at all. Who does it help the most?

02-10-2003, 10:05 AM
I guess I double-posted on this topic. Sorry, I don't come here everyday and don't have time to read everything. I will find the post.

02-10-2003, 10:18 AM
Not strange. Widely predicted that it was negotiated as part of the last television deal.

Stern refused to comment at the time.

02-10-2003, 10:21 AM
Still strange. Why hesitate to make an announcement like that?

02-10-2003, 07:14 PM
Don't think it's that big of a deal one way or another...it's all about revenue. But I do hate that they announce/make changes in the middle of the year. That's a bad precedent and can lead to a lot ofconspiracy type talk. Not good for the league's image.

02-10-2003, 08:02 PM
no biggie to me, I wouln't worry too much about it.