A report on 1996 NBA Finals

The championship series of the National Basketball Association 's 1995–96 season, and the culmination of the season's playoffs.

- 1996 NBA Finals

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1995–96 Miami Heat season

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The eighth season for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association.

The eighth season for the Miami Heat in the National Basketball Association.

The Bulls would defeat the Seattle SuperSonics in six games in the NBA Finals, winning their fourth championship in six years.

1995–96 Orlando Magic season

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The Magic's seventh season in the National Basketball Association.

The Magic's seventh season in the National Basketball Association.

The Bulls would defeat the Seattle SuperSonics in six games in the NBA Finals, winning their fourth championship in six years.

1995–96 Utah Jazz season

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The Jazz's 22nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 17th season in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Jazz's 22nd season in the National Basketball Association, and 17th season in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Sonics would reach the NBA Finals, but would lose in six games to the Chicago Bulls.

Kemp in 2012

Shawn Kemp

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American former professional basketball player who played for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

American former professional basketball player who played for the Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trail Blazers, and Orlando Magic in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kemp in 2012
Kemp playing for the Concord High School varsity basketball team in 1987–88

Kemp's career peaked in 1995–96, when he and Payton led the SuperSonics to a franchise-record 64 wins and their first NBA Finals appearance since 1979.

Harper in 2016

Ron Harper

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American former professional basketball player.

American former professional basketball player.

Harper in 2016

They then defeated the Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and Orlando Magic in the first three rounds of the playoffs en route to winning their fourth NBA championship four games to two over the Seattle SuperSonics.

Oklahoma City Thunder

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American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City.

American professional basketball team based in Oklahoma City.

Chesapeake Energy Arena (now Paycom Center) began hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008.
Oklahoma City defeated Minnesota on November 2, 2008 for their first win.
Daequan Cook
The Thunder selected Steven Adams as the 12th pick in the 2013 NBA Draft.
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

They won their first division title as the Thunder in the 2010–11 season and their first Western Conference championship as the Thunder in the 2011–12 season, appearing in the NBA Finals for the fourth time in franchise history and first time since 1996, when the team was based in Seattle.

1995–96 Sacramento Kings season

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The Kings' 47th season in the National Basketball Association, and 11th season in Sacramento.

The Kings' 47th season in the National Basketball Association, and 11th season in Sacramento.

The Sonics would reach the NBA Finals, but would lose in six games to the Chicago Bulls.

1995–96 New York Knicks season

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The 50th season for the Knicks in the National Basketball Association in New York City, New York.

The 50th season for the Knicks in the National Basketball Association in New York City, New York.

The Bulls would defeat the Seattle SuperSonics in six games in the NBA Finals, winning their fourth championship in six years.

1995–96 Houston Rockets season

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The Rockets' 29th season in the National Basketball Association, and 25th season in Houston.

The Rockets' 29th season in the National Basketball Association, and 25th season in Houston.

The Sonics would reach the NBA Finals, but would lose in six games to the Chicago Bulls.

Pippen in 2022

Scottie Pippen

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American former professional basketball player.

American former professional basketball player.

Pippen in 2022
Pippen in 2022
Pippen as a member of the Chicago Bulls in 1995
Chicago Bulls Championship banners hang in the rafters of the United Center.
Pippen playing in Europe in 2008
Pippen's retired #33 jersey (far right) hanging in the rafters of the United Center
Pippen and then-wife Larsa in December 2006

With the return of Michael Jordan and the addition of multiple NBA rebound leader Dennis Rodman, the Bulls posted the best regular-season record in NBA history at the time (72–10) in en route to winning their fourth title against the Seattle SuperSonics.