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Despite star player demands, Dawkins wants NBA to stay with current season format

Darryl Dawkins sits down with officials from the NBA, BTV, and ABSCBN.
Ivan Saldajeno
By Ivan Saldajeno

In spite of the ongoing discussions regarding a shorter season, NBA legend Darryl Dawkins wanted the league to stick to its current 82-game regular season format.

Speaking to the Filipino media at the NBA Cafe in Taguig City, the former Philadelphia 76ers star said, "Keep the season as is."

Dawkins reasoned that a longer season will mean more money for the players and that it will keep the season interesting as the teams will have a chance to get back at their tormenters.

Dallas Maverick Dirk Nowitzki and Cleveland Cavalier LeBronn James are among the superstars who are vocal in calling for a reduction of the number of games in an NBA season.

The debates came at the heels of an experimental 44-minute exhibition between the Boston Celtics and the Brooklyn Nets on Monday.