National Basketball Association (NBA) Analysis (Feat. Rise of the Eastern Conference)

Boh Suh, Staff Writer

For a while, NBA fans talked about how the Western Conference had better teams than the Eastern Conference. I remember a recent year, when the ninth seed in the Western Conference would have made the playoff in the Eastern conference with their record.

However, this is not the case this year. With a few superstars changing teams to the Eastern Conference, both conferences seem to be more balanced.

Let’s start with some changes in the Eastern Conference.

First of all, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Brooklyn Nets appear to be the two best teams in the East. With Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving, the Nets are always a threat to any team. And the 76ers, with more teamwork, are currently on top on the East.

The Milwaukee Bucks are on the third seed currently with an undefeated division record (9-0). Right behind them are the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks (yes, it is not a typo), who are both on six-game winning streaks. I am happy for the Knicks, as they have been in a shadow for years.

The Western Conference still has the Utah Jazz and the Phoenix Suns as the top two teams, while the Los Angeles Lakers are the fifth seed. Anthony Davis is returning to the court soon, so the Lakers can catch a break after another superstar LeBron James was hurt earlier in the season.

Speaking of catching a break, the Oklahoma City Thunder is currently on 10-game losing streak and they need a little break. Maybe the game against the Washington Wizards on April 19 would be the time for a win?