Friday, June 13, 2008

What If David Stern Actually Reseeded The NBA Playoffs So That The Best Teams (From Whatever Conference) Played?

That's our first burning question here at The Black Converse. Now, we realize that any argument for reseeding was weakened somewhat by the strong, gutsy showings of the Sixers and Hawklantas, not to mention the chippy, entertaining Wizards/Cavs series. We'd be morons to suggest that watching those series play out was anything but awesome.

Still, the prospect of playoffs featuring the Top 16 teams in the league is intriguing enough to explore. We've read viewpoints from both sides. Between ourselves, Charlie & I have argued the pros and cons, do's and don'ts. And we decided that, like OJ Simpson, we're going to tell the story of how playoff reseeding would've happened if it ever happened. This is our OJ Hypothetical of the 2008 NBA Playoffs.

The seeding would be as follows, in 2 brackets, which we've named after Commissioner Stern in hopes that it will soften his steely New York heart:

1 Boston vs 16 Portland
8 Utah vs 9 Orlando

4 New Orleans vs 13 Cleveland
5 San Antonio vs 12 Golden State

2 Detroit vs 15 Toronto
7 Phoenix vs 10 Dallas

3 LA Lakers vs 14 Washington
6 Houston vs 11 Denver

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