The NBA piloted its inaugural In-Season Tournament with apprehension, unsure of how it would be received. Even though there were more than a few initial doubts, the rapidly increasing excitement of players and fans ensured that the IST was here to stay. And Adam Silver believes LeBron James is responsible in large part for its success.
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Leading his Lakers to the in-season victory, the franchise made sure to mark that moment in history. They introduced a new IST banner to remind themselves of what they were capable of. Commission Silver, on the other hand, sees that as a major win in the NBA books.
Talking to Mike Trudell, Silver couldn’t contain his excitement as he thanked the Lakers for embracing the IST and was “very pleased” with the first iteration.
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