82 Games..enough or not enough?

United States
March 30, 2010 5:52pm CST
Well as most of may know in the basketball world there is 82 games in the regular season. Do you think it gives teams enough time to be where they should? Should there be fewer games or more games? I like 82 games but I think the season should start later because when the finals end in June there is only baseball from June-August and that is a long time for no basketball or football. I think 82 games is a good number. I don't know what is going on this season but I hope the Lakers do not go to the finals and I want Denver to go..And what is up with the Nets only 8 or 9 games for the entire season? I mean I know someone has to lose but whose fault is it really?
6 responses
@marvz023 (189)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
for a fan, 82 games is enough. i cant say it is too much because im used to watching 82 games per season. but for a player's standpoint, 82 games is too much. imagine yourself playing 5 straight days and then you do it again at least you finish 82 games.
• United States
31 Mar 10
It is a job they do even though it puts a strain on their muscles and body but if you think about it people who play basketball don't play for a very long time. Maybe 10-15 years and that is it.
@marvz023 (189)
• Philippines
31 Mar 10
most players are pleading to reduce the games, at least not 82 games. last time i've heard of that plea is when paul piearce told the public what he would do if ever he takes control of NBA. most players arant happy for the 82 games
• Pudong, China
31 Mar 10
To me,82 is enough and appropiate.I love NBA so much that it's one of my meals every day.I'm also sad in the summer,during which there are no NBA games.MY favorite team is Warriors.That's because they play pretty beautiful faktbreak,and the rookie Stephen Curry is so amazing!By the way,the Nets has already won 10 games with yesterday's win on Spurs. Nice day!
• United States
31 Mar 10
That is sad 10 games for a whole season. I like NBA too because there is a game on at least 4 days out of the week. I started watching it maybe 2 years ago so I am learning players and when they get traded I end up learning new teams and everything. I live in Miami so I like the Heat but I do like the Magic as well. During the summer I hate it because I don't like baseball and there is no football so no sports for me...
@saizo6 (2211)
• United States
31 Mar 10
I think that 82 games is a good amount. The first half of the season before the All-Star break kind of allows the teams to get a feel for their opponents and they can switch players around to see what works and whatever. It's more of a way to get a feel of things. The second half of the season is my favorite because that's when the teams become all serious when competing for a playoff spot. It's also a good enough cutting point to determine who's in and who's out. The games can get really intense. I remember that one year when the season was cut really short and I definitely didn't like that because there wasn't any other sport besides baseball to watch. I haven't been paying much attention to this season either so I don't know what team is at the top and who's good or anything. I honestly don't care who wins as long as there are good playoff games. I hate it when one team sweeps the other right off the bat. I like to see those intense games that last until the last second of the last game. That's what makes things exciting. Ouch, the Nets only have 10 wins this season. That is really sad. I remember when they were a pretty decent team. I honestly hope they do better next season.
• United States
31 Mar 10
That is a good point. The first half of the season it doesn't seem like they play as hard as after the All Star break. I like to watch intense games as well. It keeps you interested for the whole games and you see good plays, bad plays, great plays, dunks and it is exciting. But when its like 100-72 it kind of sucks and usually after halftime I don't pay much attention.
3 Apr 10
I think that the 82 game format works well and is probably enough games but I would like to see each team play the same amount of games against everyone. Some teams only play each other once a season.
@tokouchi (370)
• Philippines
2 Apr 10
The NBA is the premiere league for basketball. I do think 82 games is a lot of basketball but since the NBA has a lot of teams and a long season, I think it is all right. It's just a matter of how the players condition themselves and how the teams preserve fresh legs even with the long season and make the right moves at the right times to stay in the hunt for a post season berth and ultimately, a championship run. The Nets are in a rebuilding phase. After losing perennial allstars in trades, and selling majority of the team shares, they are in the process of collecting pieces to create a competitive team. This is not easy to accomplish since they have very limited talent in the lineup. But give them 2-3 years and I believe they performance will step up if not change dramatically.
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
31 Mar 10
82 games seem to be a good number. As the NHL has the same amount of regular season games per team. As has been pointed out by a previous response here, it may be too taxing for the players if you include pre-season games and playoffs. And yes! I hope the Lakers don't go to the finals again. And I do like Melo, so I think I want the Nuggets to go. I still see the vision of Dkembe Mutombo on the floor holding the ball as they beat the no. 1 Sonics.