LeBron James, named MVP of the NBA All-Star Game, urged the league to pump the brakes when it comes to potential changes to the playoffs. This follows an All-Star Game played in a reimagined format that seemed to reinvigorate the February Festivities. But James said, ” It’s cool to mess around with the All-Star Game — we proved you can do that — but let’s not get too crazy about the playoffs. You have Eastern Conference and you have Western Conference. You have Eastern Conference champions, you have guys from the Eastern Conference that win the big dance and sometimes you have it from the West as well.”
His comments are in response to NBA commissioner Adam Silver saying during his annual All-Star news conference that he is weighing the adjusting the postseason to the top 16 seeds, regardless of conference, in the hopes of improving the chances of the two best regular-season teams facing off in the NBA Finals. James, who has been to seven straight Finals out of the East with the Cavs and Miami Heat, said that no change is necessary. “I would disagree with that,” he said. “I think our league has been built the right way as far as when it comes to the postseason. There’s been dominant conferences throughout time,” he said, according to ESPN.