I know it's been mentioned a lot on these boards but this needs to be discussed as it's becoming a REAL problem.
The talent difference between the Western conference and the Eastern conference is ridiculous. I'm surprised the NBA board of governors did not talk about it.
Western Conference 1st tier:GSW, OKC, Spurs, Rockets,
Then 2nd tier teams like: Portland, Clips, Pelicans, Twolves.
Even 3rd tier teams like: Lakers, Utah, Suns will make some noise.
The 1st and 2nd tier teams would smother the 3-8 seeds from the Eastern conference and would really challenge the Cavs/Celtics. All the Western conference teams have a realistic chance of contending for a championship if the Warriors were not on steroids.
The NBA needs to switch over to a NFL-esque playoff system based on win totals. It's unfair that the West teams have to slug it out in the playoffs after 82 regular season games, and the East teams get to have a cake walk. I'm sure fans want to see the best teams challenge each other instead of sub-500 teams going at it.
Edited by Jackson, September 30, 2017 - 12:59 PM.