We all relish the fact that the Bulls won a record 72 games in the 1996 season. We loved the fact that Michael Jordan was finally back in his old modest basketball self–while still in baseball condition and not basketball condition. The Bulls had suffered a loss in the Conference Semi-finals in the previous year to the young budding Orlando Magic, which featured a young Anfernee Penny Hardaway and the ever so dominant Shaquille O’Neal.
With respect to the ever-so competitive tandem of Gary “The Glove” Payton and Shawn “Reign-man” Kemp of the Sonics, it’s hard to imagine a better finals match-up than these two titans: the Seattle Supersonics and the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls featured a core group, or the big-three, consisting of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Dennis Rodman. Not only did we get to see a great series, but we also got a chance to check out some awesome kicks featured on the court.