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It seems the prevalent opinion among most NBA beat writers is that the West has the best 4 teams in the league every year and it will take 4-5 years before the East wins again. My question is as follows: Is there really a large gap between the East and the West or is it the result of the Lakers recent dominanace? If there really is a gap, then why does it exist? Does the answer lie with one player (Shaq) or several? How about the recent foreign influx? Is it because the West is getting the best international players? What do you think?