Monday, April 17, 2006
The way the NBA sets up it's post season is a complete fiasco. I was looking at my local dead-tree sports page where the list the records of all the teams vying for playoff spots. Just because you win your division should not make you automatically put the team in the top three of the conference. At this moment the Denver Nuggers with a 44-36 record are the 3 seed and Dallas sporting a 60-21 record are a fourth seed. This make absolutely zero, zilch, nada sense. Memphis, LAC and LAL all have better or the same record as Denver and Sacramento is only 1 1/2 games back. This means if Dallas and San Antonio win their first round series the will meet in the conference semi's. That's great thinking on the part of the NBA. Denver should be no higher than a 6th seed and more likely a seventh seed. One way to fix this I think that after the first round they should reseed the teams based on their records. Don't let me go off on the Eastern conference where only 5 teams have a winning record, for you people in Rio Linda that means they won more than they lost. Another one for the OTB Beltway traffic jam.