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90s Basketball Thread

Rip the Jacker

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Ah man, so many great players in this decade... Who was your favorite player and your favorite team? (If you're going to say Jordan/Bulls then pick 2nd best).

 

Miramonti

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Since Jordan doesn't count...

1) Hakeem and David Robinson - amazingly athletic, and both could do it all.

2) Pippen - he could dominate a game while only scoring a couple points, great to watch with Jordan but even better to watch w/o Jordan, when he wasn't throwing chairs that is. :p

3) Grant Hill - like Pippen he had a great all around game, not as good a defender but a better scorer.
 

Imdmn04

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Shawn Kemp in his prime was by far, the most exciting player to watch during the mid 90s.

I'll always remember when he dunked on Rodman during the 96 finals, such swagger and power.
 

krunchykrome

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Thanks for creating this thread. Basketball was fun to watch in the 90's. Squads like the early 90's bulls were fun to watch. Slam dunk contests were fun to watch in the early 90's (Harold Minor, JR Rider).

Players I miss watching, in no specific order:

Pippen
Rod Strickland
Bryant Reeves
Hornets Larry Johnson
 

raildogg

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Patrick Ewing on the Knicks.

NBA in the 90s was the best. There were so many great rivalries, great players and it felt really good to watch. I also liked to watch the Supersonics play, with Payton and Shawn Kemp. Back then the NBA held a certain mystique for me and I watched as much of it as I could.
 

neegotiator

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Hakeem Olajuwon/Rockets without a doubt. It was great to watch him go head to head and bust out his huge arsenal of moves against other great centers like Robinson, Mutumbo, Ewing and a young Shaq.
 

hypn0tik

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Originally posted by: neegotiator
Hakeem Olajuwon/Rockets without a doubt. It was great to watch him go head to head and bust out his huge arsenal of moves against other great centers like Robinson, Mutumbo, Ewing and a young Shaq.
Agreed. Especially when Clyde Drexler was playing in Houston with Rudy T coaching. A simply amazing team to watch.
 

ed21x

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Definitely Penny Hardaway and Nick Van Exel for dribbling talent.
 

hdeck

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the houston rockets. olajuwon took care of ewing, robinson, and o'neal in his time.
 

dbk

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Pippen is my favorite player of all time. His body just stood out from anyone else who played back then. Pip did everything. His signature dunk was the reverse jam. His shoes were so hot back then (the ones with the big 'AIR' on the sides).
 

Vic

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Clyde the Glide dunking from the free throw line for the Blazers.... sigh....
 

Viper GTS

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Originally posted by: Vic
Clyde the Glide dunking from the free throw line for the Blazers.... sigh....
It was all over for me when he was gone.

Haven't cared since.

Viper GTS
 

mooglemania85

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booo....90s basketball blowed, unless you were a bulls fan.

1998-99 San Antonio Spurs 4-1 New York Knicks (Tim Duncan, San Antonio)
1997-98 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Utah Jazz (Michael Jordan, Chicago)
1996-97 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Utah Jazz (Michael Jordan, Chicago)
1995-96 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Seattle SuperSonics (Michael Jordan, Chicago)
1994-95 Houston Rockets 4-0 Orlando Magic (Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston)
1993-94 Houston Rockets 4-3 New York Knicks (Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston)
1992-93 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Phoenix Suns (Michael Jordan, Chicago)
1991-92 Chicago Bulls 4-2 Portland Trail Blazers (Michael Jordan, Chicago)
1990-91 Chicago Bulls 4-1 Los Angeles Lakers (Michael Jordan, Chicago)

All Chicago....barring Jordan's absence from the game (break for gamblin...*cough*, i mean baseball, 1st retirement) and his premature return in '94-95.

90s vs. 80s? No comparison, 80s hands down.
90s vs. now? Now. At least the West is competitive in the process of selecting who will trounce the East rep. in the Finals.
 

montanafan

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Used to love to watch the games between the Jazz (Malone and short-shorts Stockton) and the Bulls (Jordan and Pippen).
 

Vic

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Originally posted by: Viper GTS
Originally posted by: Vic
Clyde the Glide dunking from the free throw line for the Blazers.... sigh....
It was all over for me when he was gone.

Haven't cared since.

Viper GTS
It just hasn't been the same since, has it? :(

I admit I was happy for him when he finally won his ring with the Rockets though... but it seem ed hollow...
 

Funyuns101

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shaq & penny on the magic
payton & kemp
grant hill prior to all his injuries
young kobe & allen iverson too
hakeem "the dream"

obligatory: MJ & scottie
i'm not a knicks fan.
 

purbeast0

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I think my favorite thing of 90's bball had to be the Charlotte Hornets.

I followed Zo all through college and when he hit the Hornets they became my team.

Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson, Mugsy Bogues, Dell Curry, Hersey Hawkins ... man that was my team!

I think that is part of the reason my favorite color clothing to wear, to this date, is Blue.
 

krunchykrome

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Originally posted by: purbeast0
I think my favorite thing of 90's bball had to be the Charlotte Hornets.

I followed Zo all through college and when he hit the Hornets they became my team.

Alonzo Mourning, Larry Johnson, Mugsy Bogues, Dell Curry, Hersey Hawkins ... man that was my team!

I think that is part of the reason my favorite color clothing to wear, to this date, is Blue.
I remember the Hornets starter hats were the hot thing to buy.
 

BZeto

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1993 Phoenix Suns. Even if they didnt take the championship. Charles Barkley, Danny Ainge, Dan Majerle (my favorite player of that era) and Kevin Johnson (KJ) were awesome to watch.
 

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