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But I was just having such a tough time man, and this little furry angel totally brought me back up to life and salved my wounds and now I live for my snookums! (That one is also good because it gets the little humblebrag in there for rescuing a dog)
New York is also literally the center of the universe.
Well, Steve Kerr doesn't think they can win 72. http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12029115/golden-state-warriors-coach-steve-kerr-says-no-way-team-matches-chicago-bulls-72-win-season
The point here is that relegation is not the only solution to tanking, and is way WAY more complex than the other possibilities.Only 22 teams have ever won out of 77, so that's not much different than the NBA. Kind of silly to say that 30 could win in any given year. It takes a huge infusion of outside money to turn a mediocre team into a contender, and that's something that's impossible with the NBA system. "Relegation" doesn't fix that, removing the salary cap and all...
I'm going to venture that this isn't a very common opinion. Most people like watching a high quality product, and more than that, they like watching a winning team. You hear lots of casual basketball fans say they love NCAA ball because the kids "play hard", but they only tune in for the tournament. Those people aren't going to pay to see the West Bumfuck Pro Ballers play hard and lose by 50 to the Lakers. How many Wildcat fans would really pay to watch Kentucky lose...
It makes games between the various bottom dwellers more interesting, but the teams are still going to suck and is that really interesting? How many people are tuning in for a game between Minnesota and Detroit (etc) even if it's close? Neither team is going to be relevant and the product they have on display isn't that great. Relegation sure wouldn't fix that, especially since it by default dilutes talent even more at the low end and potentially (depending on what else...
I'm saying it would be a somewhat practical approach to creating a multi-tier league that would make relegation possible. Right now the NBA has monopoly power over basketball, which is something that I don't believe exists in Europe. The leagues exist around the clubs, not the other way around like in the US. You'd either have to have the NBA create a separate-but-inferior secondary league or end the monopoly. I don't see them doing either.As far as more competitive,...
Ok, so all the teams can that can promoted are independently owned. There aren't any independent lower league teams in basketball. You'd have to scratch the whole system and start over, and there are a lot of interests in there that have no interest in changing the system.(lol parody)Probably the "easiest" way would be cut the size of the league. Create a lower league by eliminating the bottom 10 teams (or just half the East hah) and then relegate/promote some number...
The D league isn't even a separate league, all the teams are owned directly by NBA teams and used for their own purposes. They're not there to be competitive in their own right. Promoting one makes no sense at all. Imagine you get Spurs-A and Spurs-B in the same league, with both getting draft picks and owned by the same people. It'd be absurd. Makes as much sense as promoting the NCAA champ to the NBA for a year.It works to the extent that it does it Europe because...
I'm starting to get irritated with a lot of Google products, especially the Android versions. They'll take something totally functional and completely break it in an update, or shuffle things around in ways that leave critical functions difficult to find. I don't want to have to relearn the interface every couple months, just poor design. Every once and awhile you get a new cool feature that makes a big improvement in the app, but those are rare. Also on the desktop...
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