They were swept outta the playoffs in the 2nd round last year. Regular season accomplishments mean nothing. Its about what you do in the playoffs. And Kawhi went to a team known for chocking in the playoffs and led them to the Finals his first year in the East. What Kawhi did this year damaged LeBron's legacy. It showed us that you could put Durant, Kawhi, and maybe even Harden in the Eastern Conference and they would have gone to 8 straight finals as well. LeBron's accomplishments in the Eastern Conference now come with an asterisk.