Inspired by Bill Simmons "Entertaining as Hell" tournament idea, NYC Basketball League holds a play in tournament at the end of the season to determine who gets the final spot in the playoffs. This keeps every team in a division in the race until their last game and it's a great way to finish off the season for a large percentage of the league.
The format is a one night round robin tournament of short games with the top 2 play in tournament teams advancing to the play in tournament final game held on that same night. The winner of the play in tournament finals receives the last spot in the playoffs. Exact play in tournament schedules and formats are released with the final playoff seeds at the end of the regular season.