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Bleacher Report's 2013 NBA Playoffs Consolation Bracket
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Seriously, even Stephen Curry is excited about this idea.

Okay, there's a pretty good chance (read: a 100 percent chance) that this idea never happens. But honestly, how cool would a consolation NBA playoffs be?

The idea is exactly how it sounds. The 14 teams that lost in the real NBA playoffs would be thrown into an entirely new bracket in which they competed for a secondary prize.

The prize would be something valuable, making it worthwhile for each organization to participate (more on that later) and from a fan's perspective, it just means more time watching basketball.

The tournament could be held at any neutral site and would take place just a few days after the NBA Finals matchup was decided. And the best part about it is that the better teams (the Indiana Pacers and Memphis Grizzlies this year) have a short amount of time to rest and prepare for games whereas teams like the Bucks have been waiting for just about forever.

So fatigue plays a factor in balancing the competition as well. 

Sounds awesome, right? Exactly.  

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