NBA: East vs West, Who’s Better, Who’s Best

Posted: 9th September 2009 by Stephen Brotherston in NBA
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The Western Conference teams and numerous slightly biased (or band wagon jumping) sports commentators have long proclaimed that the Western Conference playoff teams are, on average, far superior to their Eastern Conference counterparts. They point to the wealth of NBA Championships won by the Lakers and the Spurs, the 50+ wins required to merely enter the Western Conference playoffs and then sneer at the under .500 clubs from the East that get in every season. So is that it, the argument is over, the West is the Best, let it Rest? Of course not! The West may win it all, on occasion, and at a rate that seems reasonable given a team from each conference makes the NBA finals every year. But for the past six seasons, the East and West have alternated winning.   Prior to that the stre ...

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