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An Update on the NBA MVP Race [Opinion]

Most teams in the NBA have about 25 games left to play. The playoff races in each conference are heating up, and the teams out of contention are preparing to tank. The individual races are heating up as well. None of the races are decided yet, and all are very competitive. Show More Summary

REPORT: NBA Considering Play-In Tournament for Playoffs in Effort to Prevent Tanking

40 minutes agoSports : Total Pro Sports

The NBA is reportedly considering a major change to its current playoff format. And it is NOT the change you think. Last weekend, during his All-Star Weekend press conference, NBA commissioner Adam Silver admitted that, ideally, the league would like to eliminate regional conferences and move to a top 16 playoff format. However, it turns […]

Play-in tournaments for bottom NBA playoff seeds are being seriously discussed; what could that mean for the league and its TV deals?

19 hours agoSports : Awful Announcing

The idea of a play-in tournament for the NBA’s last few playoff seeds has been floating around for a while, with something along those lines repeatedly advocated by Bill Simmons dating back to 2007, but it seems it’s now gaining some traction with general managers and league executives. Show More Summary

Five NBA stretch-run predictions: Warriors win race for West 1 seed; Cavs to take off

Can the Thunder lock up a top-four seed? Will the Pelicans and Pistons be playoff -- or lottery -- bound?

NBA Playoff seeding is tight. Can the Pelicans make it?

The races for seeding are far tighter than usual this year. We’re well past the halfway mark of the NBA season. In fact, only about a quarter of the season remains. Once All-Star Weekend and the trade deadline pass, it’s time for usShow More Summary

LeBron James, eyeing 8th straight Finals, doesn’t want to change NBA’s playoff format

LeBron James thinks that the NBA should keep its current format, which has separate brackets for the Eastern and Western conferences. Well, of course he does! After all, James is eyeing a whopping eighth straight trip to the Finals, which would be his ninth overall in a career spent entirely in the East. Meanwhile, since before […]

LeBron on NBA playoff re-seeding: "Let's not get too crazy"

LeBron James doesn't want NBA playoff format changed, says history has shown balance between conferences        

LeBron opposed to possible plan to change NBA playoff format

LeBron James doesn't want NBA playoff format changed, says history has shown balance between conferences        

LeBron Really Doesn’t Want The Playoff Format To Change Since He’s So Dominant In The EAST (VIDEO)

Just days after he captained his team to a victory in the new-look All-Star Game, LeBron James said he does not think the NBA should alter its playoff format in anyway shape or form. “Our league has been built the right way way as far as when it comes to the postseason,” James said after […]

Check Out All The Screw-Ups By Marv Albert & Reggie Miller During The All-Star Game (VIDEO)

Mark Albert and Reggie Miller have more than their fair share of fans of their broadcasting work, but that number probably dwindled among those who tuned into Sunday night’s NBA All-Star game. Sure, it’s not like it’s the playoffs or anything, but the duo seemed woefully spacey and unprepared to call the game, making mistakes at […]

ESPN's Rachel Nichols explains why proposed NBA playoff change might not work

A re-seeded NBA playoffs works in theory, but it might be a huge headache in practice.

Adam Silver Says NBA Giving “Serious Attention” to Changing Playoff Format (VIDEO)

The competitive imbalance between the NBA’s Eastern and Western Conferences in recent years has gotten a lot of fans and pundits saying the league needs to abolish the conferences and switch to a top 16 playoff format. According to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, this is an idea to which the league is giving “serious attention.” […]

NBA Trade Rumors: Cavs’ LeBron James For Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard Would Be A ‘Seismic Move’, According To ‘ESPN’

LeBron James rumors have continued to swirl around the league even as the NBA now heads into its final run before this year’s playoffs. With the trade deadline behind, the Cleveland Cavaliers are secured of James’ services for the rest of the season. Show More Summary

Key story lines as back end of NBA season begins

USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt and Sam Amick break down the biggest story lines as the NBA season marches towards the playoffs.        

Despite Lack Of Respect, Philadelphia 76ers Are Most Dangerous Team In Eastern Conference [Opinion]

The Philadelphia 76ers are peaking. Maybe too early, but it doesn’t matter. For fans, the “Trust the Process” era is officially over. By the end of the regular season, the Sixers will be in the NBA playoffs. It’s just a matter of which seed they will get. Show More Summary

Why The NBA Should Not Want A Pairing Of LeBron James and the Philadelphia 76ers [Opinion]

Fans of the Philadelphia 76ers have waited three years for a moment like this. The 76ers are in the playoff chase in the Eastern Conference despite a rash of injuries, a rookie point guard, a second-year centerpiece still finding his game, and a list of players most teams overlooked. Show More Summary

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