I loved the NBA back in those days. I'm a fan of the Phoenix Suns, as I recall the 1993 NBA Finals. The Bulls won in six games, but it was such a great series that gone the distance and could've went either way -- Jordan, Pippen, & Grant (Chicago) vs. Barkley, K.J, and Majerle (Phoenix). Still my favorite series to this day. The Bulls made a hard-fought "three-peat" as champions that year. You gotta respect the Bulls back then.
Good to hear that you could be making a comeback. It will no doubt breathe some new life back into the forum. And yeah, GIMP is an awesome program that has made my modding projects that much better. A must-get.