MLB, not NBA, needs in season tournament like England FA Cup

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Tuesday, The Athletic reported the NBA is considering implementing an in-season tournament that takes place separately from its regular season and postseason structure. American sports viewers may be unfamiliar with such a concept, but soccer fans know it well.

The most famous example is England’s FA Cup, an annual single-elimination tournament that features the country’s best professional clubs, which, considering the stature of English football, makes them some of the world’s best teams. It also includes “non-league” semi-professional teams composed of players who have to work second jobs to make a living.


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