The NBA’s East has finally, truly caught up with the West
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The NBA’s conference imbalance problem is actually solving itself this season. For two decades, the NBA’s Western Conference has been superior to its Eastern Conference by multiple measures. While East teams have won championships in that time (seven of the last 20, a perfectly respectable rate), the West has typically had more elite teams at any given time, more star players, fewer truly bad teams, and far greater depth.

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