LeBron James On NBA’s Rumored Play-In Tournament: “That’s Wack”


Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward LeBron James is not on board with the NBA's idea having a play-in tournament to determine the last two playf seeds in each conference. 

According to ESPN's Zach Lowe, the play-in tournament is "not imminent" and "it would be a shock if the NBA adopted it in time for 2020 or even 2021," but it's clear where LeBron stands on the matter. Speaking with reporters about the idea today, the 4x NBA MVP described the idea as "wack" and "corny."

Here's how the hypothetical tournament would play out, according to Zach Lowe:

In addition to the play-in tournament, LeBron has previously spoken out against another potential change to the NBA's post-season system, which includes reseeding all 16 playf teams regardless conference affiliation. 

As things stand today, LeBron and the Cavs are third in the Eastern Conference which puts them in a first round showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers.