I am trying to get into NBA, but ... I don't get it. The regular season seems completely pointless and irrelevant to me. There are 30 teams, and the top 16 (that's more than half!!) make it to the playoffs.
Doesn't that make the regular season completely irrelevant and uninteresting to watch? What's the point of it, when most teams go through to playoffs anyways. There's just so little on the line? Is it really all just a seeding-competition to determine who fights who in playoffs?
This is in contrast to European soccer, where the winner of the regular season is the champion. That means every game means something, you're not just waiting for playoffs to come.