The worst conference in history

From the saddest to the sad, Bill Simmons breaks down the NBA's Eastern Conference -- the worst conference in the history of professional sports.

Updated: November 30, 2006, 4:47 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

You couldn't even call the Eastern Conference an apocalypse -- it's more like a poopocalypse. Consider the following things:

A. We're hitting December in two days and the Orlando Magic are leading the East by two games. You heard me. The Orlando Magic. The Magic of Orlando.

B. Eleven of the 15 teams in the East are at least two games under .500.

C. The Celtics are leading the Atlantic Division even though they're 5-8 and came within one second-half comeback of canning ...

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