Re: Should the NBA Playoffs be best 16 records, regardless of conference
I like the Playoffs as they are.
Its worked for years the way its been set up but just because we have one year when a 50 win team will miss the Playoffs in the West while a 45 loss team will make the Playoffs in the East we all of a sudden need to change the format.
If The Best 16 Records Were In The Playoffs
10 Western Conference Teams
6 Eastern Conference Teams
The NBA Lottery Would Be:
9 Eastern Conference Teams
5 Western Conference Teams
Thats an unfair advantage on both sides for each conference,our current Playoff System is fine unless we allow the top 4 seeds in each conference to get a 1st Round Bye.
And the Playoffs would be expanded to include 12 teams