The 1990 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1989-90 NBA season. The series pitted the Detroit Pistons (the previous year's champions) against the Portland Trail Blazers. This was the first NBA Finals since 1979 not to involve either the Lakers or the Celtics, effectively marking the end of an era for both franchises.
The Pistons became the just the third franchise in NBA history to win back-to-back championships, joining the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.
Renowned Pistons announcer George Blaha narrated the season-ending documentary "Pure Pistons" for NBA Entertainment, with MC Hammer's "U Can't Touch This" being the closing song.
... Pistons from scoring a third straight championship in the 1990-91 NBA season ... them in four games of the Eastern Conference Finals ... They would not return to the Finals until 2004 ...