By Kenneth Teape (@teapester725)
This summer the NBA will put in place new provisions in their summer league as a champion will be crowned for the first time. The NBA tweaked the league as preliminary games will be followed by a single-elimination style tournament to crown a champion.
This is an interesting spin to add to the summer league, which has boomed in popularity recently. Last year’s summer league broke records with 24 teams participating, more than 51,000 people attending the 10-day event, 60 games played, 38 live television broadcasts and participation of top draft picks (13 of the top 14 picks took part). This season some of those numbers can actually be surpassed. With the games being played in Las Vegas it is the only chance for people in the area to see some talent for their favorite NBA teams.