More than half of the NBA's teams make the playoffs, which means—by definition—some of those squads are below average (word to the Milwaukee Bucks). This drawn out cash grab is made all the more insufferable by today's game, which requires the first round of the playoffs to be settled in a best-of-seven series.The official switch was made prior to the 2003 playoffs.
While the league's Goliaths destroy No. 8 seeds, the Bulls and Nets battle it out over two weeks before fans get a matchup they actually care about. More is not necessarily better, and the NBA playoff's first round would be a lot less tiresome in a best-of-five series.