Parity \ˈper-ə-tē\ — the quality or state of being equal or equivalent.
Parity is what most professional sports leagues strive for. Parity, or competitive balance in the case of sports, is good for business. It means games are competitive. It gives fans—of all teams—hope and reason to fill arena seats.
Unfortunately for the National Basketball Association, parity seems non-existent nearly 20 games into the 2013-14 season.
Former Boston Celtics forward Antoine Walker took notice of the disparity between the NBA conferences.