Originally Posted by MaD vEiN
you keep bringing up the "not so great" '95 Bulls when in reality that was hardly a shell of championship team that won from 91-93...only Pippen, MJ & P-Jax were the ones only left from the championship years...their roster were a mess, imagine Pippen & Kukoc playing for the same position and no one fills the void that Horace Grant left
1995 Magic were definitely a more solid team compared to 95 Bulls...they were younger & hungrier...MJ just recently came back from his baseball days and yet didn't have the grasp of his legendary skills he once displayed
'90's defense a joke compared to today? are you kidding right?
Well, Scottie Pippin lead that same team to the Semi Finals without Jordan. MJ comes back and guess what? They get to the Semi Finals. Same result. If Jordan hadn't retired for a year and a half and if they got past the Magic they still don't win a title. Hakeem and the Rockets had Jordan's number. The Bulls always played like crap against the Rockets.
I never said it was a joke.I just said it was easier to play defense back then. Which is a fact. The hand check rule makes it harder to play defense. Playing defense in the 90's was easier then in the modern era.