One professional basketball league in the United States will seed playoff teams 1-8 regardless of conference. That will be the WNBA, starting this season, and that’s just one of several playoff format changes the league will introduce this season.
Other changes: · The number of playoff rounds will increase to four from three, and the top two seeds receive byes to the semifinals; · Teams will be reseeded after each round; · The first and second rounds are single elimination, NCAA tournament style. In the first round, the No. 5 seed plays at home the No. 8 seed, and the No. 6 seed at home plays the No. 7 seed. In the second round, the No. 3 seed will play host to the lowest-seeded winner from the first-round, and the No. 4 seed will play host to the other first-round winner.
Other changes: · The No. 1 seed will have home-court advantage against the lowest-seeded winner from the second round, and the No. 2 seed will have home-court advantage against the other second-round winner in the semifinals; · Series format of the semifinals and finals is 2-2-1.
His disrespectful words have caused much controversy, and have also resulted in a statement from the WNBA spokesman Mike Bass on behalf of the WNBA and NBA. “Gilbert Arenas’s comments are repugnant, utterly disrespectful and flat-out wrong. WNBA players are strong, talented and determined individuals who give it their all on the court and serve as inspiring role models to millions around the world. They should be celebrated for their accomplishments, not disparaged with ignorant insults.”