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Everyone knows that the NBA was amazing in the 90s. I was lucky enough to grow up in the era in which not only had Michael Jordan, but also featured the Dream Team, Shawn Kemp, and the Charlotte Hornets. Today we’re gonna dive deep into the real reasons as to why the 90s NBA was the greatest. Starting with….Grandmama.
Larry Johnson was a powerful undersized forward for the Charlotte Hornets. When he wasn’t playing basketball with someone roughly the size of your youngest child (Muggsy Bogues), he would spend his free time dressed up as an elderly woman. It’s not my place to ask why nor is it my place to judge. All I know is that when Grandmama stepped on the black top in an episode of Family Matters and played ball with a now somehow coordinated Steve Urkel my childhood was complete. Not even Eddie Winslow could stop Grandmama!
The year was 1996. The world would never be the same after the great documentary “Space Jam” was released. In this gritty little indie film, Michael Jordan is just minding his own business playing golf with Larry Bird and Peter Venkman when he’s pulled into a new world in which a rabbit and his friends are going to be forced into slavery. Jordan not only saves their world, but he also saves the talents of Charles Barkley, Grandmama, Muggsy Bogues, Patrick Ewing, and some tall white Mormon guy. This film is vital to our history.
Penny Hardaway was another one of the players I loved as a child. This guy could ball. But what was even better than he was Lil Penny. Lil Penny would be everywhere. Some say he was just a doll. But I like to think that he was a part of Penny Hardaway. A very small part that loved to do commercials.
That’s all for today. I’ve said this before, I know, but I hope to start to keep this blog up and going again. It has been a few years since I had. So stay tuned!