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I don't think it's that simple. I know you're not a "stat guy" but pulling up their roster and stats for that year (93), Houston had 6 guys(7 including Hakeem) that averaged 9 or more points. That's pretty balanced, and means any one of those guys could go off on any given night. And then the year after that, they added Drexler to the mix, and then had 8 guys, including Hakeem that averaged 9 points or more per game.
"A good burn is like good sex. It's simple, to the point, and leaves your victim totally destroyed."--Kenny Drebsen
Jordan and Pippen were too good defensively. 2 of the greatest ever, I have a hard time thinking they would get beat in their prime. It is interesting since they would be going against Hakeem. They never really played in The Finals against a Center like Hakeem. But still I have a hard time thinking The Bulls would lose. They did beat Ewing regularly but he isn't up there offensively with The Dream. But he is defensively and The Bulls had no problems scoring on those tough defensive Knick teams of the 90's.
It's incredibly frustrating talking sports with you. I've never talked to anyone that has such a hard time putting aside their bias simply to have a conversation. Just like you saying Rose and Noah were a good enough combo to make a title run. Nobody agreed with you, yet you still believe it.
I brought up some points and you didn't respond to them at all. It's frustrating talking sports with you.
When they were healthy they had the best record in the league. They never had a chance to prove anything yet since Rose got hurt. Noah has gotten better is an all star now. I would like to see what they can do when healthy before calling them off just yet. I don't know what's wrong with that?
I guess nothing is wrong with that, but you have to be realistic. And thinking that, isn't realistic. You'll find out soon enough, just like you'll find out Romo will never get you to a Superbowl no matter who else he has on the team.
PS The Cavs had the best record in the league w/ Lebron and Mo Williams too. It doesn't mean they're good enough to build around. Just sayin.
The 2011–12 Chicago Bulls season was the 46th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Bulls finished the lockout-shortened season with a 50–16 record and ended as the number one seed in the Eastern Conference for a second consecutive season.
Time will tell I just like to enjoy sports with an open mind. I know that may be hard in The NBA when everyone only says only a couple teams have a shot at the title. But I don't listen to that and enjoy watching as a fan anyways. Dallas beat LeBron and I loved that, hopefully we get some more of that this year.
This is like a Lutehawk post over on HROT.
IDK what you mean but I guess I was wrong with league best but they were best in the conference and had the #1 seed.
That's fine. You can't build around just those 2.
Well we will see. The have pieces around them now and Mirotic will come over soon, one of the best Euro players. The Bulls are defensive minded and defense wins championships. They haven't had a chance to prove what they can do yet. Don't hate.
I'm not hating. I hate the Heat, not the Bulls. I'm being realistic Maury. Just because I don't have unreal expectations doesn't mean I'm a hater.
I honestly think the whole league was pretty watered down throughout the 90's. It's much better now, and was at a high level in the 80's. But if Jordan's Bulls had played against the Showtime Lakers when those guys were in their prime or the Larry Bird Celtics when those guys were in their prime throughout the 90's, I don't think there's any way Chicago wins six titles. Not taking anything away from the Bulls, but those were arguably two of the best teams of all time, and the Bulls caught both of them when they were a shell of their former selves.
The teams the Bulls beat (LA when the Lakers were on the verge of fizzling out, Portland, Phoenix, Seattle and Utah) were all very good teams, but I wouldn't say they were great teams in the context of NBA history. I think the Rockets during those two years were better than all of the teams the Bulls beat to win a title. That doesn't mean Chicago still wouldn't have won, but I think it would have been more difficult. One main reason is that Houston had a huge mismatch in its favor at center, whereas I don't think any of those other teams that Chicago beat had as big of a mismatch in their favor.
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Kareem had retired by then, which made a huge difference and was one major reason the Lakers weren't nearly as good as they had been.
He torched David Robinson in the Western Conference Finals. He likely could have gone for 40+ a night against Chicago. That doesn't guarantee that the Rockets win, but that's not easy to overcome, especially with the deadly shooters Houston had surrounding him.
True, the Knicks were very good defensively back then. Chicago found a way to beat them, but it was always a slugfest. The Bulls were great - no doubt - but playing against one of the top offensive centers of all time in a seven game series would have been a challenge Chicago wasn't presented with during the 90's.
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