The NBA Cup It has been a success undoubtedly despite doubts about the involvement of the players and fans, no one doubts how well this format has worked, giving us life or death matches in November and December, it has excited the fans of teams that a prior will not fight for the ring, and it has earned new stars to kick down the front door to ordinary.
However, as the first year of the experiment, there are also details that have not been round. And given how prone Adam Silver is to making modifications and tweaks, it is not out of the question that we will see tweaks in the competition from 2024, so let’s review some of the aspects that can be corrected or that have generated controversy. In short, let’s try to improve the NBA Cup.
Let’s give it a name (for real)
In-Season Tournament sounds like a temporary name that someone forgot to change. And on top of that, it gives the problem that it is so untranslatable that we have had to make do with the rest of the languages. It cannot be so. You have to manage that.
There are theories that suggest that the NBA wanted to wait to see if the competition took off before committing to an official name, since it would be rather ugly to name a tournament that disappears after two years after an important figure in the history of the league. year. But given the success, this excuse is already losing its force. There is also talk of the possibility of selling the name to a sponsor, which does not solve the problem because these names rarely catch on. Or does someone call the Skills Contest Taco Bell?
That said, it’s not an easy decision. Because while the NBA loves to name any award after a basketball legend, it would be strange if the tournament was named after a player who never played in it. But something must be done.
On paper, giving a different look to the tracks where it’s being played so that the fan knows at a glance that the game he’s watching doesn’t just count towards the regular season is a brilliant idea. It gives the tournament its own whole and avoids confusion. But apparently they haven’t caught up. The majority opinion is, if perhaps not outright rejection, certainly far from acceptance. And while some patterns work better than others, there are certain colors where it even becomes difficult to follow the game at times.