The NBA will continue to evolve in the years to come with major changes, including an additional tournament in the middle of the season. This is the will of Adam Silver, while a surfer proposed an idea thanks to the recent match of LeBron James. Kevin Durant, who was quick to react, does not seem to agree at all.
LeBron James was on an NBA floor this Saturday, since he decided to do his big comeback in Drew League, 10 years after its last appearance. There were a lot of people to see it at work, which gives some ideas among Internet users. Indeed, the league has planned very soon to integrate a mid-season tournament, with various stakes. For Rob Perez, better known as WorldWideBob, the enthusiasm generated by the King today must serve.
Dear NBA: do you want people to care about your mid-season tournament? Let the popularity of this Drew League game serve as an example and host it at iconic basketball locations/gyms/parks throughout the country. Capture the magic of The Rose Bowl, goal basketball.
—Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) July 16, 2022
Dear NBA: Do you want fans to be interested in your mid-season tournament? Let the popularity of this Drew League match serve as an example and hold it all in iconic locations/halls/parks across the country. Capture the magic of the Rose Bowl, but in basketball.
Kevin Durant unhappy with the novelty to come in the NBA?
For WWB, it is therefore necessary to change the location of the matches, to give new interest to this mid-season tournament. An interesting idea, even if not everyone approves in the comments. Kevin Durant doesn’t say it outright, but he doesn’t think it’s a good idea. Is he a fan of the idea of this additional tournament? We can even doubt it. In any case, his used meme is rather self-explanatory.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 16, 2022
Whatever happens, this tournament should see the light of day in the years to come. It is up to the NBA to listen to the advice, and to make it an expected event, which allows us to get out of the routine. For now, we can not say that the craze is major.
Kevin Durant is not thrilled with this idea for the mid-season tournament, even if LeBron James’ match has revealed another atmosphere in a room. If Adam Silver wants to convince with this novelty, he will have to innovate. We will know more in the coming months.