What Home Court Advantage Could Look Like in Disney World
Per ESPN – NBA is currently looking at ways to provide home court advantage to higher seeded teams as we prepare for the return of the NBA.
Here are the potential home court advantages that are being discussed:
- The higher-seeded team being awarded the first possession of the second, third and fourth quarters, following the traditional jump ball to begin the game.
- The higher-seeded team being allowed to designate one player to be able to be whistled for seven fouls instead of six before fouling out.
- The higher-seeded team receiving an extra coach’s challenge.
- The higher-seeded teams being able to transport their actual hardwood home court from their arenas to Orlando to try to preserve the feel of their home playing experience.
- An off-court feature in which playoff teams, in order of seeding 1-16, receive first choice on picking which hotel they will stay at in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and Disney World Resort. ESPN is owned by the Walt Disney Co.
I’ll make it easy for anyone reading this. How about no for all of them?
I don’t think anyone is concerned about home court advantage in a fan-less playoff series. The NBA is locking teams away in Disney World already.
I think we’ve already reached a point where we know that the remainder of the season and playoffs is not going to be anything close to normal.
I am however, all for filling the stands with every Disney Mascot we can find.
Is Mickey and Minnie courtside going to be the new equivalent of Jay Z and Beyoncé courtside?
— Kevin McCormick (@KevinMcC973) June 5, 2020
Let’s get every Disney character in the stands, wearing the top seeded team’s jerseys. The higher seed gets nothing. That’s the only rule change I’ll accept.
Besides that – you change one rule, and another problem will pop up. No one is ever going to be 100% happy. Let’s not play wack-a-mole. Just get the NBA season back and everyone will be happy.