MLB, not NBA, needs a seasonal tournament like England FA Cup

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On Tuesday, the athletic reported The NBA is considering implementing an in-season tournament to be held separately from its regular season and postseason structure. American sports viewers may not be familiar with this concept, but soccer fans know it well.

The most famous example is England’s FA Cup, an annual knockout tournament featuring the best professional clubs in the country, which, considering the stature of English football, makes them some of the best teams in the world. It also includes semi-professional “out of league” teams made up of players who have to work second jobs to make ends meet.

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