Have you heard? The Eastern Conference is horrifically horribly bad. Two teams above .500, two teams with a plus point differential, and the current fourth-place team is 8-12.
So the upstart Trail Blazers, who are 15-3 and atop the West currently, have a question:
Is it too late to join the Eastern Conference? Asking for a friend.— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) December 4, 2013
I assume the "friend" they're asking for is probably the Pelicans, who at 9-8 and currently on the outside of the West, would be sitting third in the East right now.
@trailblazers We asked you to keep that on the down low. That eager to get rid of us already?— Phoenix Suns (@Suns) December 4, 2013
The Blazers, who appear to be in great position after their hot start, probably understand the reality that the giants of the West might end up wearing them down throughout the rest of the season. They're 7-3 currently against the West, but 8-0 against the East. Not hard to figure why they're asking.