Many consider the late '80s and the early '90s to be the NBA's Golden Era. The league struggled to compete with Major League Baseball and the NFL for many years. That was until a kid from French Lick, IN and a kid from Lansing, MI were drafted. Magic and Bird took the league off life support, appearing in every championship series in the '80s it seemed.
Then an athletic, lanky kid got drafted to the Chicago Bulls and took the league to another star system. The '90s were full of Hall of Famers and Top 50 players. Michael Jordan and the Bulls dominated the decade. Guys like Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, John Stockton and Karl Malone would've had at least one ring if it weren't for His Airness. We all know Mike is No. 1, but what other players shined in his shadow? David Robinson was a beast in the post and Dikembe Mutombo racked up the most Defensive Player of the Year honors (three). Check who else made the cut and is one of The 25 Best NBA Players of the '90s.
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