Do you remember the time when the CBA was able to pick up its opponents openly?
In the 2001-02 season, CBA allows teams with better regular season results to choose playoff opponents.. There were eight teams in the playoffs that year. The Basketball Association stipulated that the top four teams in the regular season could choose one of the 5-8 regular season teams as their first round opponents.
So some Liang Zi and some stories happened. For example, Li Chunjiang was pinched by Li Qiuping as a soft persimmon; for example, how industrious and thrifty the Beijing team was; and how the Shandong team was stripped of its face by Dongguan.
Li Chunjiang was also humiliated by Li Qiuping: Ill pick you to fight!!!
In the first year of the implementation of the pick opponents rule, that is, the 2001-02 season, Shanghai, the first in the regular season, did not pick the eighth Sina lion, but chose Guangdong, the seventh.
This year, Guangdong did not have foreign aid Jichen, internal strength is weak, so it was led by Li Qiuping, with Yao Mings Shanghai counterpart. This year, Shanghai team won the championship.
This choice of Shanghai team caused a storm in the second year, 2002-03 season. This season, Yao Ming went to NBA, the strength of Shanghai team decreased sharply. The Guangdong team has a great potential to rise. Li Chunjiang, the coach of the team, was very upset about Li Qiupings selection of his team a year ago. He publicly said, as long as Shanghai enters the playoffs, I will choose him no matter what position he plays!
However, Li Chunjiangs revenge plan was in vain - Shanghai ranked 10th in the regular season and never entered the playoffs.
As a result Li Chunjiang, who won the regular season championship, even learned from Li Qiuping and made an abacus: he chose Shandong, the fifth place in the regular season, by bypassing Aoshen, Zhejiang and Beijing, who were ranked 6-8.
One of the important reasons why Guangdong didnt pick the 8th place according to the normal match is that Beijing is similar to Fujian this year. Because of the unexpected factors such as early injury and so on, it fell to the 8th place in the regular season. Its strength is more than that. In the final round of the regular season, Guangdong defeated Beijing. Yi Jianlian, a rookie in overtime, scored 13 points to win the game. Guangdong is not willing to face such a difficult opponent in the first round of the playoffs; Shandong, though ranked fifth, is obviously not Guangdongs opponent due to the aging of the main lineup. The Guangdong team selected from Shandong made it easy to pass the test.
Beijing team to choose opponents, to save a ticket money
Of course, there are other abacus - Beijing.
In the 2001-02 season, Beijing team, the third in the regular season, did not pick the sixth Zhejiang in the normal order, but chose Shandong, the fifth. According to the leader of the Beijing Club at that time, bater went to the NBA, and the strength of Beijing team was greatly reduced. He had little chance to win against Shandong and Zhejiang. He had to take a plane to Zhejiang, but he could take a train to Shandong. The club chose Shandong for the sake of saving transportation expenses
Jiangsu, count yourself dead in the semi-finals
The pick the opponent rule was abolished after three seasons, but it was restored after two seasons.
In the 2006-07 season, the pattern of CBA changed from the previous two male rivalry to the tripartite confrontation of Guangdong, Soviet Union and army. Therefore, the first four opponents in the regular season not only focus on the first round of the playoffs, but also consider the situation of the semi-finals. (specific rules: the teams in the top four of the regular competition will automatically select four positions, A1, A2, A3 and A4. The specific matches are: A1 vs. 8th, A2 vs. 5th in the same half zone; A3 vs. 6; A4 vs. 7 in the same half zone.) Because it is the first two in the regular season to pick the opponent first, the third in the regular season has the advantage of choosing the half field.
The top three places in the regular season of 2006-07 season are Guangdong, Bayi and Jiangsu. The third place Jiangsu chooses the half area where Guangdong is located. Their reason is: Jiangsu double kill Guangdong in the regular season, and was double killed by August 1, against Guangdong to occupy a psychological advantage. However, contrary to our wishes, in the semi-final, Jiangsu and Guangdong were defeated three times in a row and were swept out by Guangdong.
Shandong was slapped in the face by the fresh Army
After all, Jiangsu Province won the semi-finals of Guangdong Province, but the next years 2007-08 season, Shandong Province made a joke in the first round of the playoffs.
At that time, due to Xinjiang illegal punishment, Shandong team rose to the third regular season. Awed by the prestige of defending champion of Bayi team, ranked sixth, Shandong chose Dongguan, which ranked No. 5, bullying the latter, which lacked playoff experience.
The final result was astonishing: Shandong lost three games in a row and was swept out, while Liaoning, who was forced to face August 1, eliminated the defending champion 3-1 and succeeded. As early as after the first defeat in Dongguan, witnessed the strength of the other sides double foreign aid, some Shandong media regretted: had known should have chosen August 1!
****CBA playoffs pick opponents chaos, let this system in 2007-08 season end, this end. The enmity between Li Chunjiang and Li Qiuping in those years has become a distant legend in the world. However, the conspiracy of picking up opponents outside the scope of the rules has continued to this day This article source: Netease sports manuscript Author: a Yong, responsible editor: Ma bile_ NS4800
CBA playoffs pick opponents chaos, let this system in 2007-08 season end, this end. The enmity between Li Chunjiang and Li Qiuping in those years has become a distant legend in the world. However, the conspiracy of picking up opponents outside the scope of the rules has continued to this day