Playoffs?


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The NBA playoffs are in their second round and no doubt that there has been some exciting games. NBA crazys love this time of year, but when you see the NBA as a pool of thugs making millions and seeming not to care about winning like me, this time of year drags on.

The NBA season has been basicly cut in half because lock out. Many saw it as a problem and the NBA would just lose populatity. But in reality, I think, it was one of the greatest solutions to their falling populatity. With college basketball having the spot light in the United States, they didn’t have to compete with the NCAA for TV time and fans for as long.

Also, due to the shortage of games, each game counted. Like the MLB, the NBA has an extremely long schedule and it’s not always easy to catch your favorite team play on a Tuesday. That’s one of the good things about the NFL. The nature of football is a much more physical and takes a toll on the body compared to the NBA. That is not a problem for the NFL, because of this they have made a monopoly of Sundays as the day for football and nothing else.

The short season didn’t kill the chances of the NBA becoming as popular as other pro sports like baseball and football, I think it helped it. It brought out the competitiveness that is displayed during the playoffs and that is what the game should be about, not money.

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About Kevin Bridge

I am an undergraduate student at the University of Tennessee majoring in journalism and electronic media. I am one of the co-founders of The Backfield Press.

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