Deadspin put it best..
If Charlotte wins its to help Bobcats to draw in a market. Washington wins, it'll be because Ted Leonsis's son is the team's rep.Cleveland wins a second straight No. 1, it'll be because the league wants to reward them for getting screwed by LeBron.New Orleans wins, it'll be a thank-you to Tom Benson for buying the Hornets.Kings win, it'll be a ploy to keep the Maloofs in Sacramento. Nets win, it'll help persuade Deron Williams to stay and Dwight Howard to come.