What’s good, family? It’s Sykes, once again, here with another edition of Layup Lines. A quick word on the possibility of the NBA mid-season championships. There appears to be a legitimate possibility that the NBA will finally add the much-discussed mid-season championship to its regular season, according to Athletic Shams al-Shaaraniah.
The NBA Players Association and the NBA Players Association are still in discussions about meat and potatoes, but the framework appears to have been set. Details here:
- Tournament matches will be played until November with the participation of all 30 teams.
- 8 teams will play an individual knockout final in December while the other 22 teams will continue their regular schedule.
- All games listed will be part of the regular 82-game schedule with one additional game for the two finalists at the end.
If all goes well, this will start once the 2023-24 NBA season. Basically, we’re one season away from the mid-season championship. Now, I know what you might be thinking. This is a bit strange, isn’t it? what is the point? No one asked for a mid-season championship – just for The regular season would be shorter.
I totally understand all of that. But hear me – that’s not a bad idea! The thing about the regular season games is that for years they didn’t feel like they really mattered. The season is very long and there are so many matches that it feels like no bets. This tournament adds bets. It gives us drama.
Players will have some incentive to play in this thing and there are as many possibilities as this incentive can be. Maybe it’s a closed playoff or maybe it’s an extra $10 million in cash for the winning team to distribute. There will be a valuable opportunity attached to this and it will make it interesting. If you’re skeptical, look no further than the WNBA.
Last season, the league established the Commissioner’s Cup as the mid-season championship and the results have been impressive. The games are competitive and fun and the winning team gets an extra check at the end which is great for their pockets. Players were initially skeptical at first in W as well. It was baffling, like DeWanna Bonner referred to SportsNet Canada last year.
“At the beginning of the season, no one knew exactly what was at stake,” Connecticut forward Dewa Bonner said Monday after coaching her team. “In the lead-up to this, many players didn’t know what it was and what games were important.”
Although this has changed. The perception differs in only two seasons. it is fun! Players enjoy it. The Las Vegas Aces won the cup This year she had a blast with it.
This is the kind of fun and excitement that a regular NBA season needs. And the fans must be here for it. It’s good to see the letter N .BA Learn a thing or two from W here. Let’s hope you continue to push the league forward.
Some NBA goodies from all over the USA TODAY Sports Network.
Brian Kalbrowski got a chance to catch up Shack and talk about a bunch. Among the topics was his Great documentary about Lucy Harris, Shaq had no résumé and NBA 2K. But the most exciting thing for me is the advice he gave his son, Sheriff O’Neal, as he begins his journey in the NBA. It looked so sweet.
“Man, it was good. I set such high standards as what my dad set me. He works so hard. Of course, being a kid on O’Neill, everyone thinks his journey is going to be like mine. But I tell my kids all the time: ‘I’m an Amazonian walkin’ Woods. I’m crazy. Your path will never be the same as mine. You have to choose your own path. However, you will succeed, you will make he-she.” He decided to go early. He had a good summer league and would be in the G League. He still has a chance to fulfill his dream.”
That’s a good dad, man. You love to see it. check the The rest of the interview is here.
– Very strange reason Breanna Stewart may not be playing in the WNBA next season
– JR Smith thinks he and a bunch of other guys Banned from the NBA
This is people wrap! Enjoy the weekend.