Right that’s the era I stopped watching too.
I think the biggest thing to me was the players started acting like jerks. Like they would slam dunk with no one within 20 feet and slap their chest like it was this amazing feat for this guy. And that made me think, why are the other players allowing this mouth breather to act like that? No one cares about the dumb profession enough to make sure the jerks don’t get to define it? How hard are they really playing?
Same thing with the NFL. They don’t care enough about it enough that they allow their peers to perform fruity celebration dances for crap plays that every one knows doesn’t matter? That is complete garbage, right?