Congrats to Denver, they've added a division title to their franchise but will not have home court advantage anywhere in the West playoffs (lost season series 3-1 to Kings) and the Finals unless several upsets happen in the East. Kawshen's first idea earlier in the thread is looking better and better.
(edited by JALman on 20.4.06 0823)
This is why the current system sucks. Look at the Mavs, 60 wins, second best in the West and a four seed. If they don't have the guts to just seed 1 to 16 then at least 1-8 in the east and west.
The rest of the world is catching up in basketball, and we cannot expect to send second, third, and fourth level talent to international tournaments and expect because it is "TEAM USA" that the rest of the world is going to fold it up and run.