NBA commissioner Adam Silver floated the idea at All-Star weekend of changing the current playoff format. Silver talked about the possibility of changing the format from the top 8 teams in each conference making the playoffs, to having the top 16 teams, no matter the conference, making the playoffs.
However, LeBron James does not agree. Here’s what he said on the issue today:
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 21, 2018
I actually think this is something that the league should look at closely. I believe it would add more intrigue to the playoffs, and make the playoffs less predictable.
I hope it happens!