Most great basketball teams are compared to Bill Russell's Celtics or Magic Johnson's Lakers. However, I think Michael Jordan's Bulls are overlooked, and underestimated. When the Bulls set the record for wins in a single season: 72-10, in 1996 (a record which will probably stand for a long time). Most critics said that the Bulls dominance was a result of a weak League. Personally I think that viewpoint was "bull", pun intended. The NBA in the 1990s, was much more competitive than in the 1960s. Furthermore I think the Bulls would have had no problems with Bill Russell's Celtics. Russell would have given the Bulls trouble (he was better than Bill Cartwright & Luc Longley combined). I personally couldn't stand Longley (most games I wanted to go through the TV, and choke him), but overall the Bulls had better defense & offense than the Celtics. It really would have been no contest. Magic Johnson's Lakers of the 1980s might have given the Bulls trouble, but I still feel that Michael would beat Magic. I have no doubt that the 1990 Chicago Bulls was the greatest team in NBA history. My only question was which line up was better: Bill Cartwright, Horace Grant, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, John Paxson/BJ Armstrong (the team that won championships from 91-93). Or was the record setting squad: Luc Longley, Dennis Rodman, Scottie Pippen, Michael Jordan, and Ron Harper (96-98).