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The NBA’s World Cup Fix, Plus the 2004 NBA Redraftables With Kevin O’Connor and Joe House

Discussing a possible World Cup–like group stage format for the NBA playoffs

2004 NBA Draft Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images


The Ringer’s Bill Simmons is joined by Kevin O’Connor to discuss the proposed World Cup–like group stage format for the NBA playoffs, potentially eliminating conferences, how to maintain the integrity of the NBA regular season, exciting matchups, and more (2:15). Then Bill and Joe House revisit the 2004 NBA draft and discuss some of the subplots, draft comedy, and NBA legends from that draft class (40:25) before redrafting the top 14 lottery picks (55:00).

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