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NBA: Cavs star James opposes playoff changes

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “If you start messing with seedings and playoffs and then you start talking about, ‘Well, if this team would have played this Western Conference team, what …’“It’s cool to mess around with the All-Star Game — we proved you can do that — but let’s not get too crazy about the playoffs.”James has been to seven straight NBA Finals, winning three titles with the Miami Heat and the Cavaliers.He isn’t concerned about the recent dominance of the West.“In the ’80s you had the Lakers who dominated the league at one point, then you had Boston. In the ’90s you had Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Read Next Western Conference teams have won three of the last four NBA titles, the Cavaliers the only Eastern interlopers in 2016.The Golden State Warriors won in 2015 and 2017 — beating the Cavs both times — and the San Antonio Spurs won in 2014.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutDuring the All-Star break NBA commissioner Adam Silver said there had been discussions in the league office about changing the format — perhaps by taking the top eight teams from each conference but re-seeding them 1-16 by overall record or, more dramatically, taking the top 16 regular-season teams regardless of conference.“It just changes the landscape of the history of the game,” James said. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus AFP official booed out of forum Jarencio lightens up Batang Pier mood amid playoff chase; Elite stay in quarterfinal hunt Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH “San Antonio also had its run. We had our run in the East with Miami, Golden State is having their run.”In discussing possible changes, Silver said the big concern, in his mind, wasn’t tradition but travel — if Eastern and Western teams are facing off in the early rounds.“We are concerned about teams criss-crossing the country in the first round, for example,” he said. “We are just concerned about the overall travel that we would have in the top 16 teams.” /cbb Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James warms up during the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018, in Los Angeles, California. AFPLOS ANGELES, United States — Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James thinks the NBA playoffs format is just fine, and talk of tweaking it is misguided.“I think our league has been built the right way as far as when it comes to the post-season,” James said Wednesday after the Cavaliers’ first practice since the All-Star break.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img

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