I think the 2000s were the most competitive especially out West. Although the east was weak but you did have the pistons.
Magic was the epitome of what a bball player should be.
Stockton could wow you every so often. Nash was maybe more fun to watch than him. Kidd was more fun to watch when he couldn't shoot.
The one man show that was MJ was hugely entertaining though. Like Prime Tiger Woods for an entire playoffs.