NCAA Tournament 2012: Why NBA Must Adopt March Madness Format

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Why NBA Must Adopt March Madness Format
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March Madness is the most unique sporting event in the country.

In almost no other sport or league is there a single-elimination tournament, set up so that the national title favorite could conceivably lose in the first or second round to a mid-major school that no one has heard of.

The NBA adopts a more traditional best-of-seven series in which the first team to win four games advances to the next round. 

But what if it didn’t? 

What if they NBA went out on a limb and said, hey, we have some of the most talented athletes in the entire world, let’s make them play the most important game of their lives for four games in a row.

How much fun would that be?

I want to see the Memphis Grizzlies get to the finals on guts and hard work alone. I want to see Linsanity in single-elimination games for two straight weeks. 

Not convinced yet? 

Here are seven more reasons to whet your appetite.

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