Most dominant team of 1998: Chicago Bulls or New York Yankees? | The Tylt
Most dominant team of 1998: Chicago Bulls or New York Yankees?
It's the 20th anniversary of 1998—a year of iconic pop culture moments!—and we're facing-off the best music artists, songs, albums, movies, TV shows, sports moments, teams and pro athletes of 1998. The "Best of 1998" was chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who really won 1998 in each category.
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The Chicago Bulls' dynasty of the '90s was one of the most dominant runs in all of professional sports. For over 10 years, the Bulls hoisted the Larry O'Brien trophy six times. The last one happened in 1998.
Chicago finished the season tied at the top of the league standings with 62 wins. Armed with Michael Jordan, the Bulls bullied their way through the playoffs with steely resolve, capped with one of the most iconic NBA Finals shots ever made.
The image of Jordan holding his hands up as his championship-winning shot went through the net endures as one of his finest moments and one of the team's greatest accomplishments. No other team dominated the NBA the way the Bulls did.
A completed three-peat is all well and good, but we're talking about the most dominant team of the year, not over three years. In 1998, no other team came close to what the New York Yankees accomplished.
The Bronx Bombers finished the regular season with 114 wins, second-most in MLB history. And the Bronx Bombers carried that momentum into the postseason. The Yankees only lost two games en route to their 24th World Series title and finished with 125-50 record, the best in league history.
The Bulls might have dominated the '90s as a whole, but 1998 belonged to the Yankees.