In the first year of the NBA In-Season Tournament, basketball fans got used to a few new things: purple courts, strange schedules, the concept of the group stage. But they’re still wondering how much they should really care about all this competition. Now as the inaugural event heads to the quarterfinals and gears up for this week’s Final Four in Las Vegas, officials at eight city halls across the country are starting to ask themselves the same question.
The question that at least one of them will have to answer: is winning the tournament of the season worth a parade?
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