NBA Stars Realign: The West Was the Best, but is the East the New Beast?

February 25th, 2011 by Rob Kelley Leave a reply »
I would like to begin this article by stating that this is not just another example of east coast bias. Sure, I type these words as I look outside the windows to see the rain and snow falling on another cold day on the Atlantic coast. But my feelings about NBA supremacy having nothing to do with where I reside.

It is simply fact.

For the most part, the 2000's belonged to the teams in the NBA's Western Conference. It was never a question of who would win in the NBA Finals, but rather who would come out of the West, because nobody really thought that the Eastern Conference representative had much of a chance to win a title.

Most fans regarded the Western Conference finals as the real NBA Finals. They thought that little about the teams from the east, and for the most part their feelings were correct.

But nobody ever talked about a west coast bias, did they?

There was no need. The west was clearly the best. Sure, the Detroit Pistons were good for awhile. The Chicago Bulls had already ended their own run when ownership thought that they were bigger than the players. How did that work out for the two Jerry's for the greater par ...

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