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Looks like this season is done and dusted. There is nothing so important about sports except profit that people should risk their health for. It's hard for many people to let go of their habits, to think of the greater good, and to actually act responsibly towards their fellow human beings.

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Expand on Bleb Han's idea,

"Current standings as final standings. Elite Eight for each conference." One and done for the first 2 rounds, Final Four --best 3 out of 5, Finals -- 4 out of 7. Take a 4 week break and shorten next season's schedule to accommodate this change.

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The playoffs will be decided on NBA2K.

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Current standings as final standings. Elite Eight for each conference. One and done winner take all.

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4. please. Let us (hopefully) forget about this last season entirely. I know I want to.

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I would be interested in seeing a shortened season which is possible for 20/21. Obviously the circumstances to which that happens are horrible. But, it would be a nice test of a shortened season.

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Mar 17, 2020Liked by Eric Apricot

PSA: several Warriors games are upcoming on NBA TV starting soon. Get your DVR ready!

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i can't decide on what would be the best option. but i do keep thinking how strange it would be if the season got cancelled and the warriors end up winning the chip next year with a healthy roster and how much more people would hate the dubs.

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Updated with SF Bay Area shelter-in-place orders. Only go out for food, medicine and solitary exercise, basically, or work at food/medicine providers.

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Imagine if this was 2015? If I were a Bucks fan, I'd be pretty anxious right now. Gotta crown a champ.

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Given that this pandemic is likely to drag on for months (though it's unclear how many) and significant precautions will be necessary afterwards for months more, one wonders when the next time is that they could host games to full arenas. Presumably if there are places with no outbreaks they could play more games there, but even so I'd be wary of attending. Maybe less so if I end up catching and surviving the disease much earlier and developing a resistance, but at this stage we don't even know how to reliably recognize when people are recovered and how resistant their immune systems are to slightly mutated versions of the virus after that.

I'm assuming the season is just over, but a wild "playoff" tournament could be a fun way to send it off if the league is back before too long.

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Mar 16, 2020Liked by Duby Dub Dubs

I both like and dislike many things about these options. But ultimately it’s just too early to tell. This might be over in time to finish the season in a variety of ways or we might not see basketball again this whole year.

I know we’re just talking and generating content here and that’s fine, but I’m annoyed by how many control freaks around me need to make a plan based on our incomplete understanding of what we’re going through. Some people just can’t deal with uncertainty.

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Play nothing. Move on to next season as scheduled and hope that happens.

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While we’re rethinking stuff how about taking the top teams regardless of which conference?

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By the way, I vote for the single-elimination tournament. Gotta do it as a light reward for the fans and to pilot some in-season tournaments.

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3. Playoff season is too long already.

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