The NBA had success with a truncated postseason tournament in the bubble in 2020 and decided to create a full-scale Play-In Tournament in 2021. Many people are excited about this new format, but I’m here to tell you it’s a bad idea. Here’s why.
It lets too many teams in
The NBA already let more teams (tied with the NHL) into the playoffs than any other major pro sport. Now, with the Play-In Tournament allowing the 9 and 10 seed in each conference into the postseason as well, it is just getting ridiculous.
As the standings sit with just three or four games left, the 9 and
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