Red state teams: 11
Red state record: 39-36
Red state win percentage: .520
Best red state team: Cleveland Cavaliers

Blue state teams: 18
Blue state record: 60-61
Blue state win percentage: .495
Best blue state team: Los Angeles Clippers

In the early stages of the 2016-17 season, red state teams are very slightly out-pacing their blue counterparts. Led by the undefeated Cleveland Cavaliers, red state teams thus far are flourishing. The Oklahoma City Thunder are surprisingly leading the Western Conference, the Spurs are playing typical excellent Spurs basketball, and even with the 0-7 red state Pelicans wasting Anthony Davis' talent like Trump wastes fast-food fried chicken, the conservative basketball clubs are holding their own this season. If Hillary pulls out a victory, don't let it distract you from the fact that a certain blue state basketball team blew a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals.