Let's be honest here. You are WAY too long. These best-of-seven first round series are absolutely brutal.
Let's speed up the early rounds a bit. Let's give it some of that college basketball excitement!
Listen. We get it. It's all about the dollars. Longer playoffs, more television, more advertising, etc.
It's mid-April now. And the NBA Finals start in early June. You've got to be kidding me, right? Where's the sense of urgency? Speed it up, NBA Playoffs!
Update (18 May '09): You're still taking way too long. We originally wrote this letter on 19 April. That's basically a month ago and we're only just entering the Western and Eastern Conference finals. Jeez.
Sure, that Lakers-Rockets and Celtics-Magic series going to Game 7 was pretty exciting but c'mon. We just get exhausted thinking about yet another set of seven game series.
Let's just skip ahead to the NBA Finals! Let's just match up the Lakers and Cavaliers already - that's what Nike and Vitamin Water want anyway - and just give the NBA their ratings and their money.
You know David Stern is currently pulling the strings right now to make Lakers-Cavs happen.
For the best interest of the Association, of course. And ratings. And sponsors.
I think these adverts are pretty awesome: