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Old 04-08-2013, 09:03 PM   #16
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Default Re: Lakers missing the playoffs will cause a rule change

If that's what it takes, then so be it. That way nobody will try taking the eastern conference shortcut to the finals.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:04 PM   #17
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If that's what it takes, then so be it. That way nobody will try taking the eastern conference shortcut to the finals.

What? There's no "try" involved. You're either in the Eastern Conference or the Western Conference. You can't position yourself to go through the East. I don't even... what?
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:24 PM   #18
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It should be best 14 teams.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:27 PM   #19
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It's the way it should be anyways.
This.

If they did this it would make the playoffs more exciting.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:24 AM   #20
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Default Re: Lakers missing the playoffs will cause a rule change

The league will probably put a stop to "Hack-A-______" because of Dwight's inability to make a FT.

It's already been discussed since the start of the season when every team was doing this with Dwight Howard.

League can't have Lakers losing, its not in their best interest.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:34 AM   #21
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Default Re: Lakers missing the playoffs will cause a rule change

Threads like this are stupid. And not just because Shady made it (though that is reason enough). This rule change that isn't going to happen wouldn't save the Lakers so even if you buy into the baseless theory that the playoff structure would be altered for the sake of a single team it doesn't matter because the change would be taking place a full season too late. If LA is a real contender they should be able to get one of the 8 best records in their conference. If they aren't good enough to pass Utah we aren't missing anything.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:36 AM   #22
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best 16 teams will make the playoffs, no more 8 in each league


the league needs to stay profitable


Thats why they have conferences, keeps travel expenses down including in the playoffs. The odd year that an LA or a BOS or a NY misses the playoffs despite having a top-16 record doesnt offset the cost of having east and west coast teams travel back and forth all throughout the playoffs every year.

Even though I agree from a competitive standpoint itd be better.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:48 AM   #23
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It's the way it should be anyways.

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Old 04-09-2013, 12:49 AM   #24
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Threads like this are stupid. And not just because Shady made it (though that is reason enough). This rule change that isn't going to happen wouldn't save the Lakers so even if you buy into the baseless theory that the playoff structure would be altered for the sake of a single team it doesn't matter because the change would be taking place a full season too late. If LA is a real contender they should be able to get one of the 8 best records in their conference. If they aren't good enough to pass Utah we aren't missing anything.
Funny statement considering the Celtics can't pass Utah either.
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:54 AM   #25
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Funny statement considering the Celtics can't pass Utah either.
The difference being that it doesn't matter whether they do or don't. Your useless focus is misguided. Instead of crying over LA not getting the right to be swept by the Heat in the first round you should focus your attention on a team with 3 MVP awards, some DPoY awards, and 50 ASG appearances that has barely managed to get above .500. That's the real problem the Lakers need to address.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:28 AM   #26
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The difference being that it doesn't matter whether they do or don't. Your useless focus is misguided. Instead of crying over LA not getting the right to be swept by the Heat in the first round you should focus your attention on a team with 3 MVP awards, some DPoY awards, and 50 ASG appearances that has barely managed to get above .500. That's the real problem the Lakers need to address.
Injuries? Yeah, hopefully they'll have better luck next year.

We'll see, though.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:30 AM   #27
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What about the traveling, though? Makes no sense...

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Injuries? Yeah, hopefully they'll have better luck next year.

We'll see, though.
Old players don't become less injury-prone over time (and before you mention it yes the Cs have that problem as well).
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:34 AM   #29
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This is obviously an idea for seasons to come, there's little to no chance that 1 vs 16 matchup would be interesting in multiple years, especially in a row.

The 8 seed of one conference is at best the 16th overall, so every year is number 1 vs 16 or worst.
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What about the traveling, though? Makes no sense...

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Nothing has to actually change schedule wise it's just now instead it's the best teams 16 teams that make the playoffs. The only drawback I can see to this is that the best match ups might happen well before the finals.
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