While this year's match up between the LA Lakers and the Orlando Magic lacks some of the 'umph' of match ups past, the presence of the Lakers adds a dash of stardom that a Denver/Cleveland match up would utterly lack. Who would actually tune in to watch Denver and Clevaland slug it out - even if LeBron James is supposed to have an ego that could match Kobe Bryant's? As the wise owl says, the world may never know...
Anyway, for the similarly disenchanted, here's a reply of that classic Chicago Bulls starting line-up animation from the series 1997 against the Utah Jazz. Jordan and Pippen v. Stockton and Malone. It did not, and has not gotten any better than this.
Via Daily Thunder