The NBA is nearing the end of the most compressed 82-game season in its history. The league, in a long-overdue move, decided to finally extend the All-Star break this season in order to give its athletes a chance to rest a few weeks past the midpoint of a campaign that could see some players work in excess of 100 games from the exhibition season in mid-October to the NBA Finals in July.
The drawback to that sort of break, which still didn’t do a whole heck of a lot for some of the league’s top stars (LeBron James, between contests and practices with the Cavaliers, the All-Star Game, and travel, really only got Feb. 17 off), was that the NBA had to squeeze its long schedule into a shortened time frame. It decided against upsetting the recent tradition of starting the season in the last week of October, and as a result 2014-15 will feature more back-to-backs and four-game-in-five-night runs than ever.
That is not a good thing. This is why the NBA’s calender needs to expand. DallasRead More »from Mark Cuban would like to see the NBA 'go later in the season into July'