All-Star Weekend is over, and the young kids — John Wall and Kyrie Irving — stole the spotlight from their older peers by winning the Slam Dunk title and the All-Star MVP awards.
The other “young” guy on prominent display was Adam SIlver, the new commissioner, whose news conference Saturday evening was both balanced and boring.
We learned that Silver grew up a Knicks fan, has no plans to expand the league beyond its current 30 teams, and wants to have all of the league’s teams to be profitable.
What is he going to do about the playoffs? That question went unasked and unanswered.
But rest assured, Silver will have a problem on his hands this spring when the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs will be a collective dud. And maybe the second round, too.
What can be done to remedy this situation? My answer comes in this podcast with 95.7 The Game in San Francisco.