2010-2011 NBA Predictions: Balance Of Power Still Tilts West

October 8th, 2010 by Tom Smith Leave a reply »
Those darned media folks tend to get pretty carried away nowadays. They'll up and drag the fans with them in their hyperbolic pronouncements.

There has been no shortage of proclamations that the NBA balance of power was finally shifting from the Western Conference to the Eastern Conference, but it just doesn't make any sense.

What caused this  misconception?

Two of the bigger free agent signings involved a conference change. Amare Stoudemire left Phoenix in favor of New York, and Carlos Boozer (with Kyle Korver in tow) moved from Salt Lake City to Chicago.

I'm sorry, that's all I've got.

The pontiffs certainly couldn't be all excited about Jordan Farmar, C.J. Watson, Anthony Morrow, Ronnie Brewer, and Drew Gooden moving to Eastern Conference teams, could they?

Outside of those moves, the only thing that may have contributed to this notion of a balance shift would be the creation of a super-team down in Miami, but that is completely offset by the destruction of the Cleveland Cavaliers, winners of more regular season games over the past two years than any other team in the league.

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