Even Miami Heat Acknowledge Chicago Bulls' Playoff Mystique Is Still Very Real

Joel C. Cordes@@bballJoelNBA Associate EditorMay 13, 2013

It's the house that Michael Jordan built.

Today's Chicago Bulls know it, opponents respect it and fans, regardless of age, will probably never forget it.

And the United Center still rocks during the NBA Playoffs. 

While the arena's atmosphere is almost taken for granted these days as teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors and even Memphis Grizzlies are lauded for their playoff crowds, even former and current Miami Heat players gladly pay homage to one of the league's toughest atmospheres.

Every single player and coach interviewed was quick to mention that the Jordan-era United Center was among the toughest places ever to play in while acknowledging today's version isn't all that much easier. 

And they should know...

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