Listen: NBA Formally Proposes 78-Game Season, In-Season Tournament for 2021-22
"It has leaked out today. Brian both from Adrian margin asking and Shamsher Rania the NBA has sent teams proposal for the twenty one twenty two season so this is the one thousand nine hundred twenty season so this would be two seasons from now. I'm just going to go down the list. You tell me if it's a hard no something you would consider. Yes okay. Seventy eight game season down from eighty to absolutely yes. You're not worried I'm with you but you're not worried that it messes is with the integrity of the stats like that. I don't care okay. I don't care either. Baseball went basement. There's no gain that's more stat driven than baseball in terms of how we honor people in this. Whatever it's not always been one hundred sixty two games in baseball dave adjusted and the big worry is if you go to seventy eight games these well? What are you GonNa the revenue that you made from the other four games because all of us are paid based on an eighty two game season? Here's your answer. It's the second thing in in season tournament so roughly thirty five games into the season. You have a tournament and the players each get a million bucks if they win it in. The coach gets a million and a half in season tournament halfway through. What do you think stupid disagree? Here's why right now. All we're not even thirty five games in there are. How many games the Lakers your twenty-five before they played basically thirty twenty nine Would you agree with me that there are eight to ten teams that we already know. Aren't making the playoffs. Yes that are just dogs with fleas. Yes like the the Knicks. Yes okay. This gives their fans something a reason to watch something. Does it it though it does. I would want a game right until they are eliminated taking a step further. Bill Simmons wrote a proposal on the ringer where he said what you have to do with. This is because most players make so much money that a million dollars. They wouldn't even care about what you have to do. What they care about is making the playoffs and win the title? Let's say you win the tournament you should get credit for like five wins. That now makes it. Because here's the deal. The problem with it is win the tournament and you get a playoff spot instead of who the team that is. I don't like data. I need all because I'm just throwing that the that's you're you're basically getting the problem along with the only incentive incentives that you can really add our is money and that's what they're talking about basically the interest unless so you'd go the Simmons route and you say it helps you make the postseason. That's good for three games. Four games or whatever it might be and taking that at team and putting them into the playoffs over a team that gets you. You know that that that wins more over the entire sny seventieth season but you gotTa Watch Turnham. There's a wrinkle. That's coming where I could say. You combine idea to an idea three but the biggest problem right now is not that you can't get the players to care it's that you can't get the fans to care because okay great. The Lakers win the mid season tournament. So what like. Why do I care about at that? Mostly I'm concerned. I'm going to be watching this thing going. God I hope Anthony Davis doesn't get hurt. There is a way that you can maybe combined make this kind signed to work with the idea that you were saying before we get to idea three all right play in tournament for the seven and eight seeds in each conference this this I like I do too. I like this a lot. So maybe you take seven eight nine ten or seven eight nine. Make a round robin whatever might be right and you play that as a plan Dan. I love this idea because now you're talking about you know reason to care if you're an eighth seed or nine senior couple of games back like you know you still have a chainsaw. There's usually not much of a difference between eight and nine in terms of how good they are right and so I like the idea of extending it so those teams have report teams jockey to get to the six right and what. Oh you now want to do is if you wanted to say. It's a seven eight nine are part of this plan. Plus the winner of the Eh of mid season tournament. But what happens if it's not one of those teams like you know right. Well you'd have to play with it. I think you can take time. It's not going to matter and so I don't think I don't think it's a fan. I'M GONNA care about my team if it's good winning some pointless midseason tournament when really wanted to win a title and I'd be worried guys get hurt again matter. Well did he get hurt and practice. So here's what Adams's practicing to win the the thing at the end. Well here's what Adam silver is trying to duplicate. They do this in soccer all the time they play for a cup in the middle of the season and and it's fun fund. If you're a Laker fan what you want is you want to see your team play. So they're in this tournament. You're watching and you're GONNA watch and you're GONNA care but you're not going to be super deeply invested in the away to the playoffs and the differences if I'm not like a steep soccer guy but most of these things are are between leagues. It's like the Bundesliga team. Plays the Premier League team and Lalita. And it's like whatever you know. I forgot the name of these things. But like it's all of these great teams together playing against each other so you're the match ups that you wouldn't otherwise see. This is just another version of Lakers versus nuggets. I just I don't understand I don't think means more more though. It's just a regular season game if it's in the tournament I it unless you can incentivize it so it was actually has more meaning than that. I don't see. Yeah Simmons. Good are wondering about the last thing that the proposal that they sent to the teams final four when the teams get to the final four. You reseed in the play offs based based on regular season records. So if if the Lakers and the clippers battle for the Pacific Division. Let's say the Lakers went and the Lakers win. Sixty five games but the clippers finished second in one sixty four games. The Clippers then are not a division winner in that scenario. And let's say they have to play a a team from the Central Division that only one fifty five games right now. The reason the way it exists is the division winner. Has Home Court really. Yeah the clippers yet. The the clippers would would have to be the row team. This would reward you for a better regular season record regardless of your stand. Absolutely I agree. I'm Greg what do you think of all those. Are there. Any that jump out is good or bad to you. Know I'm good or bad. No I really liked the plane game to see love nothing. That's fantastic tastic I tend to actually agree with Brian on the NCAA tournament. Say like an like a weird is rising as many excellent points you know throughout my radio time right every once in a while but this is just one of those things like. Yeah I'm just because. Let's say the Lakers win win the mid season tournament right Willie no win the final. Like oh you're like Oh yeah. We won the midst. Congratulations on being the mid season tournament. Champion where the NBA finals champion. I mean anyth- so simmons the idea. Was You have a Russell Cup in a Chamberlain Cup okay. And in the Russell Cup you get the teams that have the fourteen best records okay Eh and in the Chamberlain Cup you have the"