It wasn't about being the team everyone loved, it was about beating the teams everyone else loved.
Division Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Conference Champions 1955, 1956, 1988, 2005
NBA Champions 1989, 1990, 2004
now the new rule is 19 for everyone.....
This is the part I'm liking:
Players with less than two years in the league will be eligible to be assigned to the minor league NBDL, where the minimum age will be reduced from 20 to 18.
"Assigned" means teams retain rights. Good forriggin deal.
The poster formerly known as Rimfire
So international players CAN be drafted at age 18, but they must be 19 by the end of December.On the age minimum, American players will have to wait one year after their high school class graduates before they can become draft eligible. International players will have to turn 19 by the end of the calendar year in which they become draft eligible.