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After voting to go ahead with the play-in tournament this season, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban changed his mind, ESPN reported.

“In hindsight, this approach was an enormous mistake,” Cuban tells ESPN.

Cuban, a Preston Hollow neighbor, is a member of the NBA board of governors, which voted unanimously to approve the proposal to implement a play-in tournament. This system includes the teams that finish seventh to 10th place in each conference.

Teams that finish seventh and eighth play each other, and the winner gets the seventh seed. The loser of the game between the ninth- and tenth-place teams is cut from playoff contention, and the winner plays the loser of the game between the seventh- and eighth-place teams for the eighth playoff seed.

Preston Hollow neighbor and guard Luka Dončić also is against the play-in.

“I don’t understand the idea of a play-in,” he says. “You play 72 games to get into the playoffs, then maybe you lose two in a row and you’re out of the playoffs. So I don’t see the point of that.”


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