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Ranking the 2012-13 NBA Season's Most Thrilling Teams
Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

"I thought I would never, ever see Showtime again. And I was the architect of Showtime. The Clippers? That's Showtime." —Magic Johnson

Magic made this proclamation back on Christmas Day, and it's hard to fault him for giving it up to the Lakers' cross-town rivals. 

There is an obvious correlation between exciting teams and good teams. Connected to that correlation is a parallel between good teams and Western Conference squads. 

Of the five most exciting NBA franchises, we're only naming one from the lesser conference. Somehow, the conference that will likely produce playoff teams such as the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks and Chicago Bulls has an entertainment deficit.

Who could have thunk it?

We're seeing some of the best basketball the league has offered in quite some time. As I type, five Western Conference teams are on pace for 55-win seasons. That, my friends, is some well-distributed quality.

Not to mention thrills. 

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