What is with this legend that the East is awful and the West is so great? I understand that there are more elite teams in the West than in the East, but (basing this on the standings), there is only one team currently in the top 8 in the East that wouldn't be in the top 8 in the West (the Magic). The worst team in the league is in the West (Grizzlies). The Lakers have the same record as the Raptors. True, there are 4 teams in the West (Mavs, Suns, Spurs, Jazz) who have a better record than the Pistons (the East leader), but the top ten list in the league standings is: Mavs Suns Spurs Jazz Pistons Rockets Cavs Wiz Bulls tie - Raptors/Lakers I count 6 West teams, 5 East teams. So what is all the hype about the abysmal East?