11:13 AM - December 27, 2013 by MMChrisS
We aren't quite yet to the halfway point, but it seems worth debating whether we should begin to look at whether something needs to be done to fix the disparity between both conferences in the NBA. The East does have the Heat, who have bested the west two straight seasons, along with the Pacers.
However, if the season ended today, just three Eastern Conference teams in the playoffs would have winning records. Three! Head to head, the Eastern conference is having one of its worst years ever versus the west.
Some have proposed a new direction for the NBA to cure a disparity which has been in place for several seasons now: ending the east and west split and going to a new format without divisions or conferences, or something in between that and what we have now.
With a new commissioner (Adam Silver) set to take over after this season, there has never been a more ripe time for change in how the NBA operates.
What do you think? Should the NBA realign to improve competitiveness? Do you like the current setup? Sound off in our poll by voting to your right on the frontpage and above you in the forums!
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