NBA playoffs, NFL regular season will intersect

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For years, the NFL’s postseason has unfolded during the NBA’s regular season. This year, the NBA’s postseason will happen during the first few weeks of the NFL’s regular season.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports that 22 teams will descend on Orlando for eight regular-season games that will determine playoff seeding and, after that, a postseason that would last until, at the latest, October 12.

Under a proposal on which the NBA’s Board of Governors will vote on Thursday, the season would resume on July 31. It’s expected that the proposal will secure the required 75-percent approval from the league’s 30 teams.

Playoff games surely would conflict with some NFL games, especially with the NFL playing games on Thursday, Sunday, and Monday nights. October 12, the date of Game 7 of the NBA Finals, would conflict with a Monday night game between the L.A. Chargers and New Orleans Saints.

11 responses to “NBA playoffs, NFL regular season will intersect

  1. Good luck to the NBA for competing with the NFL juggernaut.

    Then there’s the uncertainty of MLB. Do they also overlap with the NFL.

  2. i believe this was done strategically so that the NBA can permanently push back their Season…

  3. I still think it is less than 50-50, probably way less than 50-50, that there is football this fall at all. I think the NFL is hoping that there will be widespread testing and an effective treatment in the next couple of months, but that really remains to be seen. The virus response has been so poorly managed that it has caused far more damage than it needn’t have, including the very real possibility, in my mind, that there is no football this fall.

  4. glac1 says:
    June 3, 2020 at 12:57 pm
    Keep in mind the NFL draft beats the NBA in the ratings….
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    Keep in mind the NFL draft beats most every NFL game that isn’t the Super Bowl in ratings as well, so, what’s your point?

  5. Basketball is the more fun sport to play. Football is the more fun sport to watch.

  6. nocitpeced says:
    June 3, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Keep in mind the NFL draft beats most every NFL game that isn’t the Super Bowl in ratings as well, so, what’s your point?

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    NBA Ratings were down by 15% during the 1st half of the season. The NBA was averaging 885,000/game viewers. The NFL averaged 16,500,000/game in viewers for 2019.

    There is no controversy, the NFL has and will continue to wipe the floor with the NBA in popularity. The NBA draws less than 1/10th of the eyeballs that the NFL does every single game.

    If it’s Jets/Browns vs the NBA playoffs, the NBA playoffs lose.

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