Remember the 90s? You should because it will always be a special time in NBA history when looking at the most memorable games, players, teams and stories. The game was more intense with everyone scrapping on every play in hopes of winning a ring. Drama became very real on the court with rivalries between tremendous teams and talented superstars creating storylines you couldn’t script better if you tried. The style of play being more physical added to this dynamic and fans of the era absolutely loved it. Basketball has evolved and changed in various ways but this is the main thing fans miss about the 90s.
We were also blessed with the first era of superstars across the league attracting attention via their skills and personalities. The larger than life personas of a couple of stars made the league a more exciting product to follow. The 1992 Dream Team of legendary players representing the United States in the world game of basketball showed how big the star power was. Most All-Star teams of that generation were like an all-time great hit list. We were spoiled with greatness in many ways but the star talent was the main gift given by the basketball Gods. Many fans resent the current NBA game out of fondly remembering the 90s era of the sport.
Old school fans badly want the days of the 90s to return, but you can’t revisit the past. The game has adapted in ways that make sense for the time but we’ll always remember the special memories from the past. The legends from that time frame are still big names that bring in excitement when discussing their impact on the game. We all wonder what is going on in their lives today. Some stay in the basketball world via coaching or broadcasting. Others leave the sport completely and just live a “real life” again. A few unfortunate souls go through tough times after poorly spending their money. Without further ado, lets find out what the fifteen biggest NBA stars of the 90s are doing today.
15 Dennis Rodman: Meet and Greets
14 Penny Hardaway: Basketball Coach
13 Dikembe Mutombo: Humanitarian Work/Commercials
12 Clyde Drexler: NBA Commentary/Drexler Holdings LLC/Restaurant
11 Gary Payton: Advocate for Seattle NBA Team
10 Scottie Pippen: Ambassador and Senior Adviser for Chicago Bulls
9 Shaquille O’Neal: Actor/TV Personality/ Minority Owner of Sacramento Kings
8 Reggie Miller: TNT Broadcaster
7 Patrick Ewing: Assistant Coach
6 David Robinson: The Admiral Capital Group
5 John Stockton: Assistant Women's Basketball Coach
4 Hakeem Olajuwon: Real Estate
3 Charles Barkley: TNT Broadcaster
2 Karl Malone: Timber Company
1 Michael Jordan: Jordan Sneakers/Owner of Charlotte Hornets
The greatest basketball player of all time is still as famous as ever. Michael Jordan is a household name after dominating the professional sports world with six NBA Championships and a world of success in mainstream American society. Jordan currently owns the Charlotte Hornets and is trying to bring the franchise back to relevance. The Jordan sneaker brand and many other business ventures have caused MJ to still hold the spot as the biggest individual brand in sports. Jordan makes over $100 million through various platforms and makes more than current stars like Stephen Curry and LeBron James. The greatest NBA star of the 90s is still as successful and popular as ever. There’s even an unbelievably popular meme mocking Jordan’s embarrassing time crying (during his Hall of Fame speech), meaning that people who don't even know basketball, still know Jordan.
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