The 1992 NBA Finals
was the championship round of the 1991–92 NBA season
. The Chicago Bulls
of the Eastern Conference
took on the Portland Trail Blazers
of the Western Conference
for the title, with Chicago having home court advantage
, as they had the best record in the NBA.
The two teams appeared headed to face each other for most of the season and comparisons were made between Clyde Drexler
and Michael Jordan
throughout the season. A month earlier Sports Illustrated
had even listed Drexler as Jordan's "No. 1 rival" on a cover the two appeared on together before the playoffs. The media, hoping to recreate a Magic Johnson
type rivalry in Jordan-Drexler, compared the two throughout the pre-Finals hype.
The Bulls would go on to win the series in six games. Michael Jordan
was named Finals Most Valuable Player
for the second year in a row, to go with his sixth straight regular season scoring titles.NBC Sports
used commentator Ahmad Rashad
(both teams' sidelines).
Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls continued their dominance in the 1991-92 season, finishing with a 67-15 record. Jordan won his second consecutive MVP award with a 30.1/6.4/6.1 season. After a physical seven game series over the emerging New York Knicks
in the second round and finishing off the Cleveland Cavaliers
in the Conference Finals, the Bulls advanced to defend their title.
Portland Trail Blazers
In the 1991-92 campaign, the Blazers repeated as Pacific
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