ESPN scoured its message boards this morning to find its cleverest, boldest, most enlightening comment, and chose this one above all others ...

• "No team in the West should go into Round 1 feeling like they have a walkover." — Biskitball

Previous ESPN Featured Comment of the Day, plus a Featured Deadspin Response or two ...

• "Kobe managed to get them atop the ultra-competitive Western Conference." — AI121

• Kige managed to get on top of the ultra competitive application process to become a correspondent for youtube sports-Ramsey4utbsprts — ringitupwiththedongtea

• These ESPN comments aren't even fair anymore. I feel like I'd be beating up some kid with a Pete Rose haircut or something by ripping into this... — Dead Air ummm Dead Air