As Nets fans, naturally they're our favorite team in the conference... but that says nothing for that other conference, whose standings don't impact us in the slightest unless we make it to the finals.
My favorite team in the West is the Warriors. Always has been. My uncle went to high school with Chris Mullin, and the family connection plus his being from Brooklyn in addition to his being just about the only Irish guy in the game led me to play as Golden State (Mullin and Tim Hardaway, Sr.) in NBA Jam in the Genesis/SNES era. So, one could say that I was a Warriors fan before I was even a basketball fan, or before I was a Nets fan, because I ultimately became a Nets fan when Marbury left NJ and Kidd came in.
I had been a fan of Dell Curry, so of course I love Steph Curry (likewise, I love TH Jr... but I hate the Knicks), and more importantly, Brian Scalabrine is a coach at GSW, and the head coach is a Brooklyn native, so while I doubt I'll ever buy a Warriors jersey, I'll be more than happy if they wind up going to the finals... and if Brooklyn aren't in it, seeing Scalabrine get his second ring would be nice.
How about you?