Watching the Eastern Conference Finals this afternoon, I realized the NBA just isn't the same as it was when I was a kid growing up. I used to love to come home from church Sunday afternoon and turn on NBC just in time to catch the start of a great, meaningful basketball game. Whether it be the Jazz or the Bulls or a good playoff fight between the Knicks and Heat the games were always exciting with players like MJ, The Mailman, Stockton, Sir Charles, Patrick Ewing, and a young Shaq. The NBA just seemed better then. This video about sums it all up.
Even if we did lose to Micheal and the Bulls in that game six, this was the NBA at its prime. From that opening song, Roundball Rock, to the end of the game, the NBA on NBC and the Jazz and Bulls in the Finals just felt right.