This probably comes to a shock to you young fans but there was a time—before press conference fashion shows, Twitter groupies, and flopping big men—when the NBA was about basketball. There was no “search for the next Michael Jordan” because homie was rattling backboards on the nightly. The Heat’s “Big Three” was Tim Hardaway, Alonzo Mourning, and "Thunder" Dan Majerle. And we didn’t have to talk shit because our And1 T-shirts did it for us. So, grab a pencil and take notes young’n as we school you on 20 Reasons the NBA Was Better in the 90’s.

RELATED: The Most Badass NBA Jerseys of the '90s