View Full Version : Best year to be a basketball fan?

06-04-2012, 03:35 PM
I'm only 21 but I have never been so excited to watch basketball playoffs. What was your favorite year in the playoffs an why?

06-04-2012, 03:39 PM
For me personally, 90-91'. My favorite player, MJ, finally broke through and won a ring against Magic, who I didn't like. Plus the Wolves were around, so I had a local team that I started following.

06-04-2012, 03:39 PM
I've never been less excited honestly. Not because of the teams left, just not too pumped about the NBA in general the last year or so.

06-04-2012, 03:40 PM
Jordon in his prime>>>>>everything else lol

06-04-2012, 03:42 PM
Knicks were on a 13 game playoff losing streak. Every year has been a disappointment for me. Ever since Ewing, Starks, Oakley I've been dreading playoffs lol. Most satisfying though has to be last years because Lebron didnt win a ring. I would although like to see Bosh win one though on a different team.

06-04-2012, 03:43 PM
last year because we won it !!!

06-04-2012, 03:43 PM
Far from it, these yrs playoffs have been overshadowed by fans *****ing about the officiating more than ever. Guys flopping, touch fouls, players whining and *****ing in transition, the softness...this is probably one of the worsr eras of NBA basketball. The 90s and early 2000s were the best when the NBA was a man's game.

06-04-2012, 03:46 PM
When I was growing up it was all Magic/Bird, and it was totally acceptable to love both guys, even though they and their teams were rivals.

06-04-2012, 04:05 PM
When the Pistons were good :sigh:

Sly Guy
06-04-2012, 04:13 PM
1997, Jordan's flu game. Most incredible thing I'd seen in all of sports.

06-04-2012, 04:15 PM
The 80's and 90's were infinitely more entertaining, in my opinion. Even the early part of last decade was a lot more exciting for me; being that my team was actually in contention. But anyone who was lucky enough to see guys like Magic, Bird and Jordan lead their teams in the playoffs will tell you these playoffs pail in comparison to generations past. The game has become too soft, and at times, painful to watch. The playoffs(and the game in general) started to decline once marketing and advertising became more important than competition and entertainment.

06-04-2012, 04:15 PM
1998 unbiased

1991 or 1988 overall though

06-04-2012, 05:04 PM
I started watching the nba in Jordan's 3rd season, so to see the bulls blossom into a championship team and see MJ become the greatest player was the best years as a sports fan for me. So many great moments, memories, games, and players from that era. Today's NBA just isn't the same for me, although it's still a great game.

06-04-2012, 05:08 PM
the 03 playoffs.