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Nowitzki, Spoelstra favor shortening NBA season

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by downbytheriver, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. downbytheriver

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    Hammer home the points I made at the end of last season.

    - 82 games makes so much of the regular season pointless.
    - Creates lazy superstars. Not as easy of a sport as baseball.
    - Blowouts on back to back nights.
    Of course, with a new television deal and money to be made it won't be reduced any time this decade. 1 minute per quarter isn't going to do anything either.

    http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story...as-mavericks-says-favor-shortening-nba-season

     
  2. Pull_Up_3

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    there are 2 many games

    should be between 60-70 games
     
  3. cheke64

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    Offseason needs to be shorter. There is a new generation of lazy stars. We need to bow down to them. Stars are one dimensional now.
     
  4. swyyyguy

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    imagine if we made it an nfl style 16 game schedule! all the superstars wouldn't take plays off; not even harden!
     
  5. tested911

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    How about just expanding the roster to include more spots.
     
  6. qetwr111

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    Then you would just dilute the talent/product
     
  7. airbulllard

    airbulllard Contributing Member

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    it's not drastically shorter, but...

    3 games against conference opponents: 14x3 = 42
    2 games against non-conference opponents: 15*2 = 30

    72 game season.

    3 games against conference opponents leads to 2H and 1A game against each opponent or 1H and 2A, but they can alternate that every year.

    It'll help w/ a true head to head tie breaker between two teams.
     
  8. B-Bob

    B-Bob "94-year-old self-described dreamer"

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    I love this idea, and it's significant, reducing the season by about 14%.
     
  9. arjun

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    82 games is fine.

    we need to reduce the preseason (the length, not the # of games...the young players can play in many of the games) and extend the all star break (which as already happened). and perhaps have more 3-4 days off throughout the season with the time made up from the preseason.
     
  10. J.R.

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    LeBron has spoken; Silver is on it. :p

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron James says the consensus with players he's talked to is that the league needs to shorten the season. Says 82 games is too much.</p>&mdash; Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChrisBHaynes/status/522509400435875841">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron: &quot;The minutes doesn’t mean anything. We can play 50-minute games if we had to. It’s just the games.&quot;</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/522511105659129857">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron James said he wants the NBA to shorten the number of games, not the number of minutes in the game.</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/522510872598425600">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron James liked the amount of games in the recent 66-game lockout season without the back-to-back-to-backs of the lockout.</p>&mdash; Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) <a href="https://twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo/status/522510403361046529">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron James: &quot;We want to protect the prize and the prize is the players&quot;</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/522513277222260737">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron: &quot;We have to continue to promote the game ... If guys are injured cuz there are so many games, we can’t promote it at a high level&quot;</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/522513698795974656">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>LeBron: &quot;I know the lockout year the 66-game season was really good but we had to squeeze in a lot of games because we had lost (time)&quot;</p>&mdash; Dave McMenamin (@mcten) <a href="https://twitter.com/mcten/status/522514994944937984">October 15, 2014</a></blockquote>
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  11. bobloblaw

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    Hmmm...

    A 36 year old forward and a coach of a fading 32 year old guard would like to shorten the season.

    Will this make the NBA more money?
    T'aint gonna happen!
     
  12. Patterned919

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    Just get rid of the back to backs.
     
  13. mfastx

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    Strongly disagree.

    82 games was clearly needed to determine the seeding of the Western Conference. Okay maybe like 81 but it came down to the last game or two.

    The NBA has had 82 games for almost half a century, if it ain't broke don't fix it.
     
  14. mtbrays

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    Totally arbitrary rationale. If the season was 50 games, 49 of them would've mattered for seeding. Fewer games means Pop may rest his stars less, LeBron may play more and the on-court product will be more compelling for fans during the regular season. If there's an acknowledged issue, inertia isn't a reason to ignore it.

    I'd be fine with shortening the season. The Lockout a few years ago forced the season to start on Christmas and it seems like a more non-diehard fans start paying attention to the NBA then anyway.
     
  15. dream2franchise

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    Dirk still sayin' obviously a whole bunch eh?

    As a fan, I'm happy with the games the way they are. I think it's more important to reward the true top 16 seeds than it is to reduce games.
     
  16. mfastx

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    Well then you have to say the same thing about Dirk's argument. If 82 games aren't needed, then how many are truly "needed?"

    I hated the lockout season.
     
  17. Panda23

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    This just in

    old player wants to extend career
     
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  18. rockets13champs

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    nowitzski and spolestra just want to end the embarassment this season will be for them
     
  19. alethios

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    This is the reason why the league is looking at shortening the length of games rather than the number. All about the revenue.

    Still, if they just eliminated B2B games, I think the players would be happy.
     
  20. RoxBeliever

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    Shorten and by All-Star break, eliminate the teams that are at the bottom.

    The schedule could be done so you play all teams in your conference twice and then the other conference once. By All-Star break, eliminate the bottom 3-4 teams in each conference. That would reduce games that tend to be foregone conclusions. Do we really want to watch Rockets vs. Phily or MIL?

    Yes, and reduce the back-to-backs and eliminate the 4 games in 5 nights.
     

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