With the NBA playoffs heading into an enticing crescendo, it’s a good time to discuss a truly terrible idea from the league office. It’s called the “tournament in season”, which could happen as soon as October, and as far as we know, it has no value.
Commissioner Adam Silver says he’s taking a page from European football, except he’s forgotten one thing: there are no playoffs in European leagues, nothing even remotely resembling the aftermath carousel. two-month NBA season. The final standings of the regular season crown the champions, and quite often the most gripping drama takes place in tournaments that hold great significance, including the European Cup, UEFA Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup, League Europa and the most prestigious of all, the mid-season Champions League.