For one special evening, The Players’ Tribune will explore the most pivotal era in hoops history with some of the superstars who lived it: Scottie Pippen and Charles Oakley, in conversation.
The most fascinating periods in history are not eras in full bloom — they are eras in transition. And in the history of the sport of basketball, there has been no greater era of growth, influence or transition than the 1990s. Michael Jordan. Kobe Bryant. Allen Iverson. A championship-rich Eastern Conference. Rivalries. Retirement. Fashion. Politics. And when the players returned at the end of the 1998–99 NBA lockout, it wasn’t just in a brand new era — it was a brand new game altogether.