I was reading the USA Today sports section and just happened to glance at the NBA standings, and to my surprise, there are only 3 teams in the EC that are above 500!! The Pistons, Cleveland, and the Orlando Magic. There is an entire division that is UNDER 500. The NJ Nets are leading the Atlantic Division at 7-12.......followed by the Knicks at 8-14. Out of 15 teams only 3 are above 500, thats is embarrasing and alarming. At this rate the bottom 4 seeds will enter the playoffs with a losing record. If you look at the Western Conference there are only 6 teams out of 15 that are below 500. Why is it a huge difference in winning basketball between the conferences? Is it talent? Coaching?