September 27, 2009 3:09am CST
I have an idea and i think it will help every team in the nba to do their best since the start of the season. It goes like this. Why not give the 1st and 2nd seed automatic plus one score against the 7th and 8th seed of their series. This will protect the 1st and 2nd seed of each conference for a possible upset. For me, they're the top teams of each conference and should be given credit for their good performance in the regular season. They should be alive in the next round for better NBA playoff action. It's not impossible that the top 2 seeds could be ran by a very hot team and loss in the first round of the playoffs. Not seeing the top seed in the second round is a great great spoiler. It will also spoil the finals match especially in each conference. I'm not an anti-warrior but i really think they just gave the Utah Jazz a good time and gave the spurs a gift for defeating Dallas in the 2007 playoffs. Making my idea more interesting, the plus one score against the 7th and 8th seed should only be given if and only if the top 2 seeds have swept the season series against the possible 7th and 8th seed. With this each team will compete to the highest level they can against their opponent especially in their own conference from the season opener to the last game of the regular season. I'm sure this will drastically improve the rating of the regular season games of the nba. I think my idea will improve the NBA and be more exciting from the start of the season 'til the end. What do you think?
11 Oct 09
I don't think it's such a great idea. The top seeds are being rewarded already by starting the playoffs against the weakest teams to make the playoffs. Your idea won't prevent upsets and probably wouldn't even slow them down. Upsets are part of the game. No team can play at their peak all season long. A good organization will do their best to make sure their team is able to play their best ball in the post season. I've played a lot of ball and I've seen ideas like this implemented before and the players hated it and the result didn't do anything for the fans either.
12 Oct 09
Yes top seeds are being rewarded already but why not add more. This idea of mine will not prevent upset cause anything is possible but it will decrease the chances right? That's what I'm up too. There's nothing bad about it anyway. Every team can benefit of it. Maybe those that have been implemented before as you said were not as good. I don't see any negativity about this. It's all fair. And fans will surely benefit from this. They've got a chance to witness a playoff like action in the regular season. But I respect your opinion. Thanks for responding.