Which NBA conference was the better of the two in the 1980s – East, or West?

Which NBA conference was the better of the two in the 1980s? The league’s Eastern Conference had the Boston Celtics of course, as well as the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons, and at different parts of the decade, dangerous New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls teams.

The Western Conference had the Los Angeles Lakers, the Houston Rockets, Utah Jazz, and Seattle SuperSonics (today’s Oklahoma City Thunder for you younger fans) as a few examples, with the Lakers and the Celtics dominating the postseason runs of the early to mid-1980s in particular. There is no better person to ask than someone who was actually on those teams playing the games, and NBA legends Bob McAdoo, Michael Cooper, and Cedric Maxwell got together to talk it over for the CLNS Media “History and Legends” YouTube channel in a recent clip.

Take a look at the video embedded below to hear their perspective on whether it was the East or the West reigning supreme in the eighties.

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