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Winning isn't everything; it's about who you beat.

Updated: April 30, 2009, 8:43 PM ET

I don't know why, but it matters. You would think that winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, the Stanley Cup, the BCS Championships, an Olympic gold medal or any title would be enough but there are the rare occasions when there is a twinge of emptiness.

Last season, when the Lakers were playing the Jazz and the Spurs were playing the Hornets for the chance to meet in the Western Conference finals there was a lot debate over which team was the "better/easier" match-up for ...

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