The NBA has limped into the playoffs this year with a percentage of its stars injured, and a fan base that is only semi imterested!
The league has a commisioner that does not put the health of his players first, as witnessed by the schedule the past few seasons. A commissioner that does not promote the rules of the game, as witnessed by the lack of traveling calls. A commissioner that penalizes a team for resting two of their starters for one game mid-season, but allows the Heat to rest their starters for numerous games leading into the playoffs!
The NBA is broken! If I was commissioner, I would make the following changes, immediately:
1. Decrease the season schedule to 70-games
2. Enforce the rules, traveling is traveling!
3. Eliminate two teams to re-stock the league's talent pool
4. All Star game - winner would have home court in the finals
5. Eliminate the lotto component of the draft! The worst team gets the pick! Hold teams that tank accountable! The commissioner had no issues holding the Spurs accountable for resting 2-players mid-season!
The outcome of this years playoffs for the most part is known! It is like going to see a movie, already knowing how it ends! Not real exciting!
The NBA is broken! Hopefully Silver is able to undo the many things Stern did to screw-up the league!
If not, I am available!