Look at that. Cleveland, 2nd from Eastern, could only come in 8th (at the time this is written, Dec 23, 2004) if East and West are placed together!
And O Neal should be very happy because without much effort he could lead the winning team at the East! (placed it back, it could only be forth after Seattle).
The learning behind the story is, you don’t have to be a great man to be ok sucessful, you just have to pick the right environment. But of course at the end if you want to be really really sucessful (to win the final champ), then you still have to be great, otherwise the team from Eastern would beat the shit out of you when meet. Perhaps O’Neal could make it to the final, and God bless to him also to win the Champ at the end.