Re: Current east reminds me of the late 90s east
Weren't those Knicks and Pacers teams better than the Knicks and Pacer teams now? Maybe I'm confusing the early and mid-90's Knicks with the late-90's Knicks, but I don't know what you're cut-off is, either. Because when Jordan started his 2nd 3-peat, it was still mid-90's. Pretty sure the Heat had a 60 win team one of those 3-peat years, too.
I just remember there being more 50+ win teams in the East in the 90's then there were this year. And I don't remember the 8-seeds being 30-something win teams like they've been about every year the last 5-7 seasons.