<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'>Otherwise when they won the season series, the way the Bobcats play well against the modern-day Lakers, their sorry roster didn't deserve to play against them.</div> in the late 80's and early 90's the rockets beat up on the bulls huevon. The bulls finally started to beat the rockets only after Hakeem was passing his prime (clyde was also getting older, the team was having injury problems, the team was changing, etc.). There's actually a thread on clutchfans in which Jordans STATES to the houston chronicle "that he hopes the rockets don't make it out of the west, because we can't beat them"....there were also other assistant coaches on the bulls who were quoted at that time of fearing Houston.........................and who knows if not for being screwed in a game late in the season in '93 which allowed the sonics to have home court advantage, we might have made it to the finals. Even AFTER Hakeem was past his prime Luc Longley admitted to not wanting any part of Hakeem in a 7 game series and stated that he'd rather face the jazz. Hakeem and Jordan even had conversations about their potential matchup after their careers were over, and both admitted that it would have been a great series. Jordan called Olajuwon the best center ever to play the game, so that should tell you about the respect the two men had for one another as competitors. Comparing the pathetic ass bobcats to a team with one of the best players ever, in an era which was much better than this current one is lame........... http://bbs.clutchfans.com/showthread.php?t=142418 ^^^take a look for yourself. No one is trying to say that the rockets would've won without a doubt, because the bulls were tough, but the rockets just matched up extremely well with the bulls.