The NBA has been trying to figure out a way to hold a mid-season playoff. NBA commissioner Adam Silver came up with the idea, and it looks like finally his vision will be turned into a reality. Christmas time seems to be the perfect time for basketball.
The mid-season tournament would be in a similar style as the European soccer. It could have teams eliminating with each loss, and they would compete for a huge prize in the playoffs. While fans are all for it, it’s not something that the players are excited for.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news from his NBA sources that a tournament might be coming soon.
ESPN Sources: There’s renewed traction on a future In-Season Tournament in the NBA. The league and union are discussing a structure that includes December pool play, pre-Christmas quarters/semis/finals and $1M per player payout on winning team. More next on ESPN’s NBA Countdown.
NBA has looked at this idea many times, only to strike it down. However, it seems that Adam Silver is hell-bent on bringing it around. The Christmas games are underway, but there’s no tournament in sight. However, that could change next year.
The Christmas games will be accompanied by the Christmas Time Tournaments come around next time, according to the reports. It will definitely be interested for the players.
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