The 1991–92 NBA season
was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association
. The season ended with the Chicago Bulls
winning their second-straight NBA Championship, beating the Portland Trail Blazers
4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals
- In one of the most shocking announcements in sports history, Lakers star Magic Johnson announces his retirement early in the season after receiving the news that he had tested HIV-positive.
- Philadelphia 76er Charles Barkley honors Johnson by switching from his usual number 34 to 32, which he will wear for the entire season. The 76ers had retired the number in honor of Billy Cunningham, who un-retired it for Barkley to wear.
- Due to back problems, Celtics star Larry Bird retires at the end of the season, thus bringing one of the most memorable eras in NBA history (Magic vs. Bird) to a close.
- The 1992 NBA All-Star Game was played at the Orlando Arena in Orlando, Florida, with the West defeating the East 153-113. In an emotionally charged game, Magic Johnson wins the game's MVP award.
- The Utah Jazz play their first game at the Delta Center.
- The Phoenix Suns play their final season at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
- The Chicago Bulls set a franchise record with 67 wins in a season (broken four years later).
- Michael Jordan scores 35 points in the first half to set an NBA Finals record for most points in a half. His six three-pointers also set a record for most in a half.
- The Miami Heat are the first of the four expansion franchises to make it to the playoffs. They are swept in the first round by the Bulls.
- On December 17, the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Miami Heat by a score of 148-80. This 68-point win by the Cavaliers set the record for largest margin of victory in the history of the NBA.
C - NBA Champions
1991-92 NBA statistics leaders
Note: All information on this page were obtained on the History section on NBA.com