All this talk of reseeding the playoffs thanks to the West's superiority seems a bit premature to me. Let's review some history:

1996 Finals winner: Chicago (East)
1997 Finals winner: Chicago (East)
1998 Finals winner: Chicago (East)
1999 Finals winner: San Antonio (West)
2000 Finals winner: Los Angeles (West)
2001 Finals winner: Los Angeles (West)
2002 Finals winner: Los Angeles (West)
2003 Finals winner: San Antonio (West)
2004 Finals winner: Detriot (East)
2005 Finals winner: San Antonio (West)
2006 Finals winner: Miami (East)



There's nothing about the present day that seems unusually imbalanced. Indeed strictly in terms of the finals the current era seems unusually balanced, rather than the reverse. I'm not dogmatically opposed to shaking things up, but the system doesn't seem especially broken.