Scott Brooks believes the 1994 Houston Rockets beat Michael Jordan and the Bulls
Washington Wizards head coach and former Houston Rockets base guard, Scott Brooks, claimed they would have beaten Michael Jordan’s bulls if he hadn’t retired between 1993 and 1995.
At the end of the 1993/94 season, the Rockets, led by Hakeem “The Dream” Olajuwon, won the first of their two NBA titles against the New York Knicks. Jordan stayed away from basketball for 18 months before coming back and winning three more championships with the Chicago Bulls.
The Houston Rockets made their choice in the 1993/94 season before winning their second consecutive title against the Orlando Magic in 1995. Brooks, who was a member of the team that won in 1994, believes the bulls had no chance against them.
“[The Bulls] had no answer for [Olajuwon]. It’s easy for me to say now because everything is hypothetical, but I don’t think they beat us in 1994, ”Scott Brooks said in the Wizards Talk podcast NBC Sports Washington, per Fadeaway World.
“Now, next year, it could have been a different story. But this 94 team, “dream”, was like a fate. He was locked up. I’ve never seen a man up close, I don’t even think he missed a shot, let alone made a mistake. He had just covered both ends. “
Olajuwon ended his 1994 playoff championship run with 28.9 points, 11 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 4 blocks per game, helping Houston win the first title in franchise history.
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