The NBA has to change the Playoff format … NOW

According to the NBA and David Stern, one of the big things is fixing bugs with their game. Possibly the situation – in 2003, the NBA changed the first round of the best games from the top five to the seven bests to help the better team progress. That's why you're thinking why they do not change the playoff format to take this season as this season.

If a non-sports enthusiast has done a quick check at the 2006 Western Conference venue, then scratches their head in the Playoff Console with disbelief. The Dallas Mavericks received the second best record at the conference at 60-22 at three consecutive San Antonio conferences. The Denver Nuggets were 44-38, 19 games behind San Antonio. Still, comes the playoff time for the Nuggets to the # 3 seed, while the Mavericks were the # 4 seed. All this because Dallas play in the same division as San Antonio, and the first three seeds must be VERIFIER WON. So now Dallas and San Antonio meet in the second round of the playoffs, as opposed to the Western Conference Championship where the two best teams have to meet.

To add chaos, # 6 LA-Clippers have a better record than # 3 seed Nuggets. Therefore, the # 6 seed in the first round was the advantage of the home court! This is because the NBA gives the team a better home record … but not the higher seed. Does that make any sense at all? If you award the best three seeds to the winners of the divisions, do not you have to reward them for a domestic court advantage? Or is it simply rewarding teams with a better record for domestic competition and the higher seed? It's not a rocket science, Mr. Stern.

If all this was not quite disturbing, at the end of the regular season, the NBA had to face the worst scenario in a sports event – a game where it was better for each team to lose. # 5 seed in Memphis Grizzlies played in # 6 seed Clippers is the loser with an inner track of # 6 seed and home court advantage in the first round. The winner will probably get # 5 seed and a date with Mavericks in the first round. The Clippers "lost" the game and continued # 6 seed, home advantage, and made a relatively lightweight victory over the Nuggets in the first round. The Grizzlies "won" the game, seed # 5, and immediately jumped out of the high-ranking Mavericks playstation.

The NBA can not afford it to happen again. This is confusing for their play and sport. It should never be a game where the most interesting thing in each team is to lose. So what do I suggest?

The simplest and easiest solution to the problem is to guarantee each winner a place in the playoffs, and then throw ourselves to the teams of the highest seeded records. All bets in the record would lead to the winner of the division. This still plays an important role in the division – this guarantees the venue in the playoffs and the tie-ups at the top – but assures that the best teams enjoy the best seed and home advantage. I compare NCAA competition – Big Ten is won or ACC does not guarantee a seed count, which guarantees a place in the race.

Here's what sowing looked like this:

1. San Antonio (63-19)

2. * Phoenix (54-28)

3. * Denver (44-38)

4. Dallas (60-22)

5. Memphis (49-33)

6. LA Clippers (47-35)

7. LA Lakers (45-37)

8. Sacramento (44-38)

* Divisional Winner

Here's what it looked like in my proposed system:

1. San Antonio (63-19)

2. Dallas (60-22)

3. * Phoenix (54-28)

4. Memphis (49-33)

5. LA Clippers (47-35)

6. LA Lakers (45-37)

7. * Denver (44-38)

8. Sacramento (44-38)

* Divisional Winner

Wonderful! The best teams in fact have the highest seeds and have domestic court benefits while retaining the importance of gaining a division. This would prevent Dallas and San Antonio from participating in the second round, ensuring Memphis enjoyed a home advantage and not staying in Dallas and preventing Denver from gaining # 3 seed just to win the distribution … Division Winner by Denver taking # 7 seed to Sacramento to win its division.

Please do the right thing for next season, Mr. Stern, and adopt a system that is fair for every team. Do not let this catastrophe transform into the new BCS. Do what you always do – fix what's wrong.