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Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Why the NBA May Have Made Billions With Midseason Tournament

  • The in-season tournament is creating a playoff-like atmosphere in December for the NBA.
  • This comes ahead of the league's next set of media rights deals, where the tournament could be sold as a standalone package.
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The NBA’s midseason tournament got off to an uneven start, but now the league is seeing games with a playoff-like atmosphere in December ahead of its next media rights deals, where the midseason tournament could be sold as a standalone package. ESPN’s Bobby Marks joins to discuss the tournament, the state of the league, and where the NBA is likely to expand.

Plus, we take a look at the national phenomenon that is the Savannah Bananas, the barnstorming, independent baseball team with a following few teams in the sports world can match.

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