V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Yep, Toronto and Vancouver were hopeless, Miami was struggling, the Clippers were.....the Clippers. Timberwolves were terrible, Dallas was a bottomfeeder. Sacramento was nada.
Yep, the early 90's were pretty watered down. The Bulls were great, the Knicks and the Cavs were competitive, the Trailblazers were good. Then lots of bad teams, and some hopeless teams.
I think because of the Dream Team 92, people think that the 90's were stacked. But that team was a confluence of superstars from the 80's, in the twilight of their careers, and superstars from the 90's, who were just coming into their own. Bird was done, Magic was at the end of competitive play, and guys like Jordan, Pippen, Malone, Drexler, and Barkley were entering their primes.
^ I disagree. The early-to-mid 90s were great. True, Magic and Bird were done, but Isiah was still fairly good until '93. Hakeem, Ewing, D. Robinson, Rodman, Stockton, Kevin Johnson, T. Hardaway, Mullin, Richmond, Kemp and Payton (I'm forgetting a lot more) were in their primes as well. A lot of young guys fresh from the draft were able to be impact players as well.
By the time the league expanded in '95, that was things start of the decline. The talent was spread thin. On top of that, the next generation of "greats" for one reason or another didn't pan out. Guys like P. Hardaway and Grant Hill were tragically injured, while other guys like Webber, Larry Johnson and Mourning just turned out to be "very good" and not great. MJ destroying the league didn't help either.