Originally Posted by Jack Burton
Keeps people interested, can't have a sweep in every round. Dangle that carrot.
If the NBA had as much control as you think, the following teams would not have made the Finals in the past 10 years.
2000: Indiana Pacers
2002: New Jersey Nets
2003: New Jersey Nets, San Antonio Spurs
2004: Detroit Pistons
2005: San Antonio Spurs, Detroit Pistons
2007: San Antonio Spurs
2009: Orlando Magic
Quite honestly the NBA might do a better job getting the matchup it wants if it stops trying as hard as the conspiracy theorists give them credit for.