Did you know the NBA is trying something new this season and implemented the league’s first in-season tournament?
If you answered no, that’s okay, because even the people that follow pro basketball are a little confused about it. Hell, even one of the NBA players was transparent today in an interview and said he didn’t really know what was going on.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Bones Hyland told the media he was pretty lost when it came to the NBA in-season tournament, saying:
“I ain’t even gonna lie, I don’t even know what’s going on. I don’t even know how it works. I don’t know anything honestly.”
The best thing I’ve seen that explains it is this video that played before the games started, with NBA analyst and former NBA player Richard Jefferson breaking down everything you need to know about the in-season tournament:
It’s not a terrible idea, it’s just different. Anything that is out of the norm will be hard to get people on board with initially. If the in-season tournament makes the players compete at a higher level (they should with $500,000 per player going to the winner), I’ll watch it.
It seems like the only things they messed up with the whole NBA In-Season Tournament are the team’s jerseys (which are ugly) and the team’s special court designs (which are horrifically ugly).
Just look at these atrocious court designs that the NBA stars are playing on for the in-season tourney: