The Los Angeles Lakers became the first team to win the NBA Cup, the league's first in-season competition.
So, the Los Angeles Lakers made history, and LeBron James was named MVP.
Nevertheless, there have been rumblings that the league is contemplating a
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significant alteration that may elevate the Cup's significance: granting automatic playoff entry to the champion.
Rumor has it that the NBA is planning to give the conference's seventh seed to the team that wins the season tournament.
The present seventh seed would be knocked out of the playoffs and replaced as a result.
In this scenario, the ninth and tenth seeds would square off for the last playoff slot, rather than the seventh and eighth.
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