I remember one year the Hawks surprisingly started the season 13-0 (or was it 12-0?) and went into the all star break leading the division. They ended up making the playoffs.... and then getting bounced out in the first round. I'm just saying is all.
Then again, THIS Eastern conference isn't exactly the Eastern conference of the mid- to late-90s.
1) None were that young, but they weren't that much older either. Its a different age nowadays and 19 now is probably 22 in 1984 in terms of talent level. Of course guys now can barely shoot and James is no exception.