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04-10-2012, 08:30 PM
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Why are the NBA playoffs so turrible?

Is it the 2-3-2 home format? Or best of 5 first round series? Or the fact the league is so top heavy in talent? I couldnt even watch the championship being celebrated last year to dallas cause the celbration just seemed so lame. Players dont even handshake after every series is done. The losers just march off the court and hit the showers lol

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The best of 5 series thing ended a LONG time ago.

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2-3-2 is only for NBA Finals?

And lol @ Best of 5. That ended a long time ago. Back when I actually watched the NBA it was Best of 5 Haven't really seen basketball since. They put it on the same time as playoff hockey...and which one do you think I'm going to watch? Hint: it's not the basketball

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Is it the 2-3-2 home format? Or best of 5 first round series? Or the fact the league is so top heavy in talent? I couldnt even watch the championship being celebrated last year to dallas cause the celbration just seemed so lame. Players dont even handshake after every series is done. The losers just march off the court and hit the showers lol
Lol that's not true. Basketball players always shake their hands after a playoff series is done. Lebron was heavily criticized 3 years ago for refusing to shake hands after the Cavs got eliminated in the playoffs.

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Predictability. And the fact that one player can have so much control over the outcome.

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1. The first round is a waste of time and gets the whole thing off on the wrong foot.
2. Refs have too much power.
3. They eliminate the physicality that makes for really intense series.

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The NBA is just terrible in general.

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Too many crappy teams make the playoffs in the NBA. There's just not parity in the league like there is with the NFL and NHL.

NBA playoffs only start to get good during the semi finals and finals, IMO.

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Handshakes happen. They're just not the "normal" handshakes. Not to sound racist here, but since the majority of NBA players are black, they do the "black" handshake.



The NBA playoffs are awfully predictable compared to the other sports. 8-seed first round upsets have only happened four times and only one of those upsets had the team beating their next opponent (Knicks in '99, they also went to the Finals).

Also, has anyone noticed that the NHL and NBA regular season openers are month apart yet when the playoffs start, the NHL is only a week ahead. So does that mean the NHL has a longer regular season? Of course, this year is an exception because of the lockout.

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Also, has anyone noticed that the NHL and NBA regular season openers are month apart yet when the playoffs start, the NHL is only a week ahead. So does that mean the NHL has a longer regular season? Of course, this year is an exception because of the lockout.
This year aside. Usually the NHL games are more spread out. The NBA teams rarely have more than 2 days off in between games (usually 1) and they have more back to backs.

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I preferred best of 5 in the 1st round

Stern just trying to make more money; I hope his replacement will be more like Larry O'Brien

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04-13-2012, 10:23 AM
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I thought the NBA playoffs were great last year. Watching the Mavs beat the Heat was epic.

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I thought the NBA playoffs were great last year. Watching the Mavs beat the Heat was epic.
They were.

The NHL Playoffs are regarded as more exciting because it is a crapshoot. Luck and flukey things are huge factors were there is generally none of that in the NBA Playoffs.

On the flipside, you generally have the best teams competing for the NBA title. Unlike the NHL were in many cases it is the hottest teams.

The NBA did screw up by changing the first round from five to seven games. But as with all sports, it's all about the money

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I thought the NBA playoffs were boring last year until the Finals

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Not sure people should be talking about the playoffs being predictable after last season when the majority had the Spurs (knocked out in the first round) and the Heat making the Finals, then thought the Heat would win with no problems vs the Mavs.

But hey, I guess that happens when the first thread isn't even close to being right.

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I think it really depends on the teams. Spurs/Suns and Lakers/Suns in recent memory were great series. Bigger factor was that all those teams hate each other. But Suns made both those teams work for their victories. Suns should have beat the Spurs(Thanks for the supension of Stoudamire NBA), and almost had the Lakers.

But as it has been pointed out, the parity. This year, I don't want the Suns to make the playoffs because the 1st round wouldn't be fun to watch. The Suns might be able to make it a game in a couple, but in a 7 game series they just don't have the talent to beat the Thunder. Yet, they are just outside the #8 spot for the playoffs.

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Last year was actually decent because some different teams were in the mix. OKC, Memphis, Dallas winning it all obviously.

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