It's the "Bad Boys" Pistons
The Motor City Bad Boys with Isiah "Zeke" Thomas, Bill Laimbeer, Dennis Rodman, Vinnie "The Microwave" Johnson and Joe Dumars completed their repeat in 1990, when they defeated Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, Terry Porter and the Portland Trail Blazers in 5 games (4-1).
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It's the Chi-Town Bulls...duh
It was the 1st championship in Chicago Bulls franchise history. The 1st championship for His Airness (Michael Jordan...duh). They beat the storied Lakers and an old Magic Johnson in 5 games (4-1).
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The Windy City Bulls again...duh
The UntouchaBULLS completed their repeat by beating Danny Ainge, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, Danny Young and the Portland Trail Blazers in 6 games (4-2). It was the 2nd championship in Chicago Bulls franchise history.
The 2nd City Bulls 3-Peat...duh
The UntouchaBULLS complete an historic three peat. It was the 3rd championship in Chicago Bulls franchise history. The Bulls defeated Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in 6 games (4-2).
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It's the H-Town Rockets
The Clutch City Rockets with Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon, Kenny "The Jet" Smith, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler, Robert Horry and the rest won the Houston Rockets, it's 1st championship in franchise history. Rockets head coach at the time, Rudy Tomjanovich said, "Don't you EVER underestimate the heart of a champion!". The Rockets defeated Patrick Ewing, John Starks and the NY Knicks in an epic 7 game series (4-3).
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The Clutch City Rockets repeat
The Houston Rockets completed their repeat by defeating Shaquille O'Neal, Horace Grant, Nick Anderson and the Orlando Magic in a sweep (4-0).
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The UntouchaBULLS are back on top!
MJ returned for this season after leaving to play baseball to honor his dad, who was murdered in 1993. His dad wanted him to become an baseball player. His Airness returned with a vengeance and the Bulls were unstopaBULL and undeniaBULL as he, Scotty Pippen, Dennis Rodman and company led the Bulls to an unbelievable 72-10 record (that record will NEVER be reached again) and the NBA title. It was the 4th in Bulls franchise history. The Chicago Bulls defeated Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and the Supersonics in an awesome 6 game series (4-2). #BringBacktheSonics
For the 2nd time in the same decade, the Chicago Bulls were back to back NBA champions. It was the 5th championship in Chicago Bulls history. The Bulls defeated John "Stock" Stockton, Karl "The Mailman" Malone and the Utah Jazz in a hard fought 6 game series (4-2).
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UnbelievaBULL, the Bulls 3-Peat...AGAIN!
For the 2nd time in the same decade, the Chicago Bulls were back to back to BACK NBA Champions. The Bulls defeated the Jazz in an epic 6 game series. The Bulls won at the hands of MJ with "The Shot", the infamous and iconic game winning shot at the end of Game 6. It was the 6th and as of now last NBA championship for the Chicago Bulls franchise.
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The "Twin Towers" Spurs
NBA legend and Hall of Famer, David Robinson and a young Tim Duncan (aka The Twin Towers) and the Spurs defeated Patrick Ewing-less NY Knicks in 5 games (4-1). It was the 1st championship in San Antonio Spurs franchise history. The Spurs are the current NBA champions having won their 5th franchise title earlier this year in June.
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The Toronto Raptors were established in 1995 and was the 1st of 2 NBA expansion teams that came to Canada in 1995.
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The Grizzlies, of course
The Vancouver Grizzlies were the 2nd of 2 expansion teams that came to Canada in 1995. The Grizzlies after a bunch of horrible seasons and bad management relocated to the U.S. (Memphis, TN) in 2001 and became the Memphis Grizzlies, which they are known as today. Thus, leaving the Toronto Raptors the only NBA team located in Canada.
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He's "The Knick Killer"
The Knicks and the Pacers met in the playoffs 6 times from 1993-2000. Reggie Miller's clutch performances were frequently followed by jabs at big time Knicks fan Spike Lee, adding fuel to the team rivalry. Everyone remembers the iconic game of 8 points in 9 seconds by Reggie to defeat the Knicks in the 1995 playoffs and the infamous chock hold sign by Reggie to the Knicks and their fans. In the image, you see Reggie and John Starks.
The late '90s rivalry between the Miami Heat and NY Knicks was very fierce but exciting at the same time. The Knicks and Heat met in the the playoffs 4 straight times from 1997-2000. The image taken by Jeff Christensen from Reuters was taken in May 1998 during a playoff game as Larry Johnson (Knicks) and Alonzo Mourning (Heat) squared off, Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy famously grabbed onto Mourning’s leg to prevent the fight. This brawl is infamous in NBA history.
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It's iconic theme and great coverage
The NBA on NBC theme song is iconic (the song is called Roundball Rock by John Tesh) and the NBA on NBC had superb coverage of the NBA, especially the NBA playoffs. I can hear it now, the theme and Marv Albert saying, "Yes, the Knicks and the Bulls are thee headline attraction on Broadway. Better than 19,000 turning out, another capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Final between the New York Knicks and the 2-time defending NBA champion, Chicago Bulls". That was from 1993.
The 1992 Summer Olympics were held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The 1992 U.S. Men's Basketball Olympic "Dream Team" is the greatest basketball team to EVER be assembled and one of the greatest sports teams to be assembled.
The 1998–99 NBA lockout was the third lockout in the history of the NBA. It lasted from July 1, 1998 to January 20, 1999, and forced the 1998–99 regular season to be shortened to 50 games per team and that season's All-Star Game to be canceled. The NBA All-Star Game was supposed to be held at First Union Center (now known as Wells Fargo Center) in Philadelphia. The 1998 NBA All-Star Game was held at Madison Square Garden in NYC with Michael Jordan winning All-Star Game MVP.