RE: Grant’s Rant: 7-19-21 What is going on with the NBA decision making processes?

With the uptick in Covid cases why is the NBA going with a  2-2-1-1-1 format for the NBA Finals this season?  Everyone knew the situation before the season began.  Before Game 5 a player, coach and referee were ruled out because of Covid protocols.  Why didn't they do a 2-3-2 format this season to reduce travel and exposure?  Makes no sense.  And speaking of the NBA I wonder what Lebron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Mark Cuban the owner for the Dallas Mavericks  has to say now that the league has once again implemented the Play-In Tournament for next season?  They both ripped the tournament a few months ago if you remember.