2011-12 Western Conference champs

Originally Published: December 29, 2011
ESPN.com

In the great tradition of the ESPN NBA Summer Forecast, it's time to roll out our first Winter Forecast.

(Thanks, lockout!)

For foresight, we consulted with 115 of ESPN's best basketball minds, including contributors from ESPN.com, the TrueHoop Network, TrueHoop TV, Daily Dime Live, ESPN TV, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, espnW, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Insider, ESPN Fantasy, ESPN Games, ESPN Dallas, ESPN Los Angeles, ESPN Boston, ESPN Chicago, ESPN New York, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN Topics and ESPN Analytics.

And yes, our voters slid their ballots under the door before the Lakers and Mavericks started out of the gate with a thud.

To participate in the discussion and perhaps get your opinion published on this page, #NBApicks is the Twitter hashtag to use. Or you can just follow along at @NBAonESPN. Check out our championship predictions for the East and the NBA.

Enjoy, argue, agree, disagree ...

2011-12 Forecast: Western Conference champions




Click here for the complete list of voters