Good joke. I can see a lot of NBA experts here in this forum. Jordan playing in a weak era???? Barkley, Malone, Drexler, Ewing, Stockton, Olajuwon, Payton, Shaq, Isiah, Bird, Magic the list goes on. The 90's might not have been quite as strong as the 80's but there were plenty of HOFs, LOL at people claiming LeBron is the GOAT, if there is any weka era than it is today with basically only two teams with a decent chance to win the championship. Big LOL at people talking about LeBron had to face Goating Nowitzki!!! Or viewing Shaq and Kobe as the pinnacle of Basketball greatness where Jordan was lucky not to face them. Prime Barkley and Malone were considerably better than any version of Nowitzki and Jordan's Bulls would easily destroy the 00's Lakers.Jordan definitely benefited from a weak era. Not saying he wouldnt still be NBA goat but it did help
And by the way I am on of the biggest Hakeem fans, one of the greatest of all time in my opinion, surpassed only by Wilt as a center. A 2,18 guy who is Top 20 in Steals!!! He was a bad matchup for Jordan and Hakeem's Rockets are actually 13-10 against Jordan's Bulls but it is not that they prevented the Bulls from anything in the Playoffs and that Jordan took advantage of Hakeem's decline or something. In reality, Hakeem never reached a NBA final with Jordan around and only won during MJ's first retirement. Once Jordan was back the Rockets were done, so hardly Jordan's fault that this matchup never happened in a NBA final.