“To refresh people’s memories, that ’95-96 team through the playoffs: It swept the Heat, that was Alonzo Mourning and Tim Hardaway. Then the Knicks went down in five games, that was [Patrick] Ewing, Anthony Mason, Charles Oakley, John Starks, Derek Harper and Charles Smith. That’s pretty good.
“Then they swept, in the conference finals, the Magic of Shaquille and Penny Hardaway and Nick Anderson and Dennis Scott and Brian Shaw. They’re really good, and they swept that team.
“And then it took six games to beat Seattle with Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Detlef Schrempf, Sam Perkins, Nate McMillan.”