Monthly Archives: June 2015

1990s: Review

Teams in the Finals If the 1980s had been a top-heavy decade, the 1990s was even heavier based on the teams that won championships. The Chicago Bulls won an incredible six NBA championships, a feat only beaten by the Celtics’ … Continue reading

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1999: Spurs versus Knicks (The Twin Towers)

Background The 1999 NBA season was cut short due to a lockout and only comprised of 50 games. The Spurs had struggled to realize playoff success in the ’90s and earned the number one overall draft pick (Tim Duncan) in … Continue reading

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Measures of Greatness

*Note: This is the introduction of what I’m expecting to be a lengthy discussion of what determinants make certain player greater than others. There is an argument that exists in all professional sports for disputing the greatness of various legends. … Continue reading

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1998: Bulls versus Jazz Round Two (The Second Three-Peat)

Background Even though the Bulls were coming off yet another repeat championship, speculation was stirring around the league that this would be the last season of the team’s dynasty. Tension was growing between Phil Jackson and GM Jerry Krause, and … Continue reading

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1997: Bulls versus Jazz Round One (MVP Against Scoring Champion)

Background After their historic 1995-96 championship campaign, the Bulls could have easily coasted to a mediocre finish, but there was no way Michael Jordan would have allowed that to happen. Despite being passed over for the MVP award, due to … Continue reading

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