The 90’s is always getting credited as the best defensive era. Look at this. The key things to look for are how unphysical it was, how little effort the bigs gave in their movements and agility, the horrible 2 inch verticals, and the lack of strength against a real athlete, Karl Malone. This is why malone dominated so much. 80% of the league was plumbers. We just get attached to names. Everyone on the court but Malone and Stockton would not be in today’s NBA. Stockton probably wouldn’t either tbh, all he was doing was feeding the mailman as he effortlessly strengthened past the plumbers.