Throwback Thursday: Best teams of the 1990s


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Today’s Topic: Best Teams of 1990s

This week we continue our Throwback Thursday: Best Teams of Each Decade series by looking at the best teams to play in the 1990s.

Make sure to check back next week for our look at the best teams of the 2000s!

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Gallery: TBT: Best Teams of the 1990s

Previous weeks:

Best Teams of 1940-50s
Best Teams of 1960s
Best Teams of 1970s
Best Teams of the 1980s

Which of these teams do you think would do best in today’s NBA? Leave your comments below!

18 Comments

  1. T gas TT ako says:

    of cor’z yhe BULLS will be the #1 team if they exist in this era,,, also the JAZZ as well

  2. Efrain says:

    The ’90s Bulls didn’t win 8 or 9 in a row because of MJ’s two retires. The Celtics must thank God for that.

  3. Robert says:

    If these teams were in todays NBA, the HEAT, THUNDER, CLIPS, CAVS, WARRIORS, LAKERS…pretty much all the rest of the NBA wouldnt stand a chance. It would be another dominate decade for the 90s teams!!! Glad I drew up in the 90s

  4. Pedro says:

    Bulls? Jazz? really???? They never won any single championship in today’s era..think first man!

    • Redmamba24 says:

      Pedro you are the one who must think first… You don’t know what you are talking about…..

    • Robert says:

      The subject is on BEST TEAM OF THE 90s & how they would compete in todays era

    • Michael says:

      LMFAO Pedro……Pippen alone probably would have beaten Kevin Kurant or Paul George. Leave LBJ or Kobe to MJ any day. Stockton-Malone would easily win over CP3-BG or Parker-Duncan.

      We don’t blame you for being born after year 2000. But you could have found many videos on YouTube of the Bulls and Jazz in the 90s.

  5. Nahson says:

    The Bulls would probably do the best, but it would also be difficult to guard Olajuwon in today’s game

  6. Spurs Fan says:

    ! Go Bulls Go !

  7. stupiditykills says:

    ahahaha stupid pedro

  8. mike jordan says:

    pedro pedro pedro..read first..lol..and efrain..whats the Celtics got to do with the 90s?..its the decade where they seem not existed

  9. Chi-ry says:

    It’s gotta be the bulls. They played so well together. It was team basketball at its finest. Jordan and pippen were greats but they had a complete team. Don’t think any team in this era could beat them in a seven game series

  10. TRE TRE TRE says:

    Don’t vote for Pedro!!! He must be an adolescent teen, with pimples all over, who plays world of warcraft, and hasn’t even the faintest glimmer of a tan! What rock do you live under my friend!? Like they said, there’s this website..you should definitely check it out. It’s called youtube. From there, look for the search box, and type in Michael Jordan. Start there and let the related videos continue to educate you on the rest……
    To the rest of us who have actually witnessed the evolution of the game from what it was, to what it is today, many of the 90′s teams could dominate in todays league. No offense, but they’re just too soft nowadays! They might have the quickness edge, but in comparison to the “bully-ball” they’d have defend on the opposite end, most of today’s teams wouldn’t make it to the second half!
    I guess to be fair, we’d have to ask which set of rules would be in play. “No blood, no foul” days of Barkley, Malone, Chris Childs (sorry Kobe), and the rest, OR today’s phantom fouls, flop-city, he looked at me wrong regulations of today. In the latter, I guess all 90′s teams would foul-out by end of the 1st quarter.

  11. 2000s ERA NEXT says:

    I can’t wait for the BEST of 2000′s its gonna be LA Lakers (2009, 2002, 2001, 2000) and San Antonio Spurs (2007, 2005, 2003) Era

  12. LONG LIVE THE TRUE KING!! says:

    FACT IS JORDAN COULD HAVE HAD A NICE PERFECT 10 RINGS AND CONTROL THE WHOLE 90S ERA HE WAS JUST UNSTOPPABLE!! FACT IS HE JUST LOST HIS WAY AND LOST HIS FATHER AND HAD A REALLY TOUGH TIME SO HE LOST TWO VERY IMPORTANT YEARS YEARS!! HE GAVE OTHER PEOPLE THE GIFT OF WINNING WHILE HE WAS GONE. IF HE HAD 8 IM PRETTY SURE “MR. BIGGEST WINNER IN THE HISTORY OF SPORTS!” WOULD HAVE WANTED TO TAKE DOWN BIG RUSS AND STEAL THAT TITLE AS WELL!!! IF YOU TRULY GOT THE GIFT OF WATCHING HIM PLAYING YOU KNOW HE IS THE TRUE WINNER OF ALL TIME!!! JUST UNSTOPPABLE!!
    LONG LIVE THE TRUE KING!!!!!

  13. jimbo says:

    Michael Jordan might be the best individual player in this game but the best team is still the 60′s Boston Celtics…8 straight, 10 of 11; total utter complete dominance ! Bulls definitely the best of the 90′s and Lakers best of the first decade of the second millennium. Spurs have won a title in one of the most dominant 5 game displays ever seen in NBA championships. What will the next decade bring ?

  14. Bulls are still the best in 90′s.