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Brilliant Tweet: Blazers wonder if they can switch conferences

Dec 4, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

That is just classic.

Sure, it’s been easy for fans and the media to pile on the Eastern Conference, where the 9-9 Wizards are the No. 3 seed and the 8-12 Celtics lead the Atlantic Division. And it’s been fun.

But I didn’t expect to see a team get in on the act. Well don Blazers. Well done.

  1. jdubb84 - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    whoever runs Blazers social media sites talks a lot of crap. lol I like the blazers, this is funny

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:41 PM

      Yeah – I’m a fan of an Eastern conference team, but this is funny.

      I figured before the season that the West would be deeper than the East, but I didn’t think it would be this bad.

  2. antistratfordian - Dec 4, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    Eh… your best chance of getting to the finals is to be in the conference that doesn’t have the Miami Heat.

    • shanelsweet - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:08 PM

      Bingo! Never good to poke fun at other folks and sound stupid doing it Blazers

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      True, but your best chance of making the playoffs is to be in the conference where a 0.500 record qualifies a team as “elite.”

    • 00maltliquor - Dec 5, 2013 at 2:16 AM

      Keep dreaming anti

  3. azarkhan - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:16 PM

    LOL!

  4. xLith - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Guess they forgot the Heat won the last 2 out of 3 championships and went to the finals the last 3 times? They would probably be happy to just win a playoff series at this rate.

    • eventhorizon04 - Dec 4, 2013 at 7:47 PM

      Another way to think about it is, if the Heat suffer a really serious injury to a key player (most importantly, LeBron), the East becomes wide open aside from the Pacers who would then become the favorites.

      In the West, if Durant goes down to serious injury, a team still has to worry about the Spurs, Warriors, Clippers, Rockets, etc. Same for if Duncan gets injured, or if CP3 gets injured – there’s still a long list of teams to worry about.

      Injury luck plays a role in championships.

      • sylpkt - Dec 4, 2013 at 8:21 PM

        It’s also pretty easy to make it though the regular season with the best record if you play twice as many games against the Eastern Conference and subsequently a lot easier to make it though multiple playoff series if you get a “bye” essentially in round one. By the time the Western Conference champion makes the finals they’ve already been through a 12 round fight.

    • jchanman33 - Dec 5, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      If they were in the east it would be them vs the Heat, no ifs ands or buts about it

  5. xLith - Dec 4, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Still failing to see why people are standing up for a team wanting the easy way to the Eastern Conference finals?

    • zerole00 - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      Yeah I’m sure they were entirely serious with this tweet. What, do you want us to explain how trash talking works or something?

  6. ezwriter69 - Dec 4, 2013 at 11:55 PM

    Of course if they were in the East, they’d have ZERO chance of making the Finals, at least in the West, they have somewhat realistic hopes of getting there before they’re swept by the Heat.

  7. reallythinkhere - Dec 5, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    For a team that leads the Western conference this is funny. Especially since all the pre-season predictions had them missing the playoffs. At least they have a sense of humor about the whole situation.

  8. davidly - Dec 5, 2013 at 1:39 AM

    This’ll be even funnier if they get spanked in Philly and Detroit next weekend and then have a day off to leave the team that actually plays the games to talk about how much you have to respect the Cavaliers.

  9. lakerade - Dec 5, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    Hate the Blazers but this is very funny. Props. Keep up the JV round robin, East teams.

  10. spursareold - Dec 5, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    I guess they’re the new T’Wolves. They whined endlessly during the Garnett years about being a bottom seed in the WC when they might have had a home series in the EC.

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