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Kenny Smith Believes The Rockets Wouldve Beaten The 1994 Bulls Easily Even With Michael Jordan

Kenny Smith Believes The Rockets Wouldve Beaten The 1994 Bulls Easily Even With Michael Jordan
Published On: Tue, May 23
Apr 12, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Members of the Houston Rockets Power Dancers perform during the game between the Rockets and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Toyota Center. The Rockets defeated the Pelicans 121-114. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls began their dominance in 1991 facing Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals. That began a run of something special with Jordan as he and head coach Phil Jackson began their first three-peat, beating Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail Blazers, as well as the Suns with Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson, and Thunder Dan Majerle.

Then suddenly, Michael Jordan retired after the death of his father. He played minor league baseball for the Birmingham Barons, a Chicago White Sox affiliate, and the NBA was left wondering whether or not the Bulls wouldve continued their dynasty before Jordan returned to capture another three-peat.

In Jordans absence, the Bulls lost the NBAs Eastern Conference Finals to the New York Knicks. The Rockets filled the void and won back-to-back NBA Championships in 1994 and 1995. One member of that high-octane team led by Hakeem Olajuwon was Kenny The Jet Smith, now an analyst on TNTs Inside The NBA.

Appearing on Scoop B Radio, Smith debunked the notion that the Rockets team was a stopgap for a Jordan-less Bulls team. In fact, Smith stated that had Jordan not retired, the Rockets would still beat that Bulls team. Oh we wouldve beat them, Kenny The Jet Smith told Brandon Robinson.

And actually everyone forgets he was playing the second year, he was wearing number 45 and the team they lost to, the Orlando Magic, we swept them, Smith said. We were that much better than them that year, [and] they lost to them.

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