Between the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, basketball fans had Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan to cheer on. These four are consistently ranked in the top 10 of the NBA’s greatest players ever.
Andre Miller, who played part of his career in this era, has nothing but appreciation and fond memories of that time. On “The Knuckleheads,” Miller shared his thoughts on what it meant to play in that period:
“For me man, you got the chance to play against Michael Jordan. Michael Jordan, that’s the first person that I felt that could fly. I saw Michael Jordan fly. I played against Kobe. I played against an animal in Shaq. Shaq ain’t real. He was an animal!”
From 1995 to 2002, Jordan won the NBA title three times, O’Neal and Bryant had a three-peat and Duncan bagged it once. “His Airness” retired in 2003 just before LeBron James entered the NBA out of high school as the “Chosen One.”