Yes, which is why led with the (somewhat incredible) fact that it has taken 25 years for these two teams to face off again in a GF.
And I even pointed out that there was not even a tenuous connection between the squads, as Vickerman had stopped playing in 92.
So how you possibly interpret that as me claiming that Gleeson or the current players wanted revenge, I have no idea???
Yes, the Cats have appeared in around 9 GF's in the intervening years, and Melbourne have appeared in 7 I think, yet they have never met again until this season.
And yes, amazing to think that some of the current squads were not even born in 93, and those that were, were definitely in short pants.
Although given that NBL was at its height in the 90's, I wonder how many of those kids were already dreaming of playing NBL??
As for whether the 93 result matters, well I assume Melbourne count it amongst their wins, so I guess it does.
This COULD be the start of a new rivalry in the NBL *to replace the Breakers/Perth (although I suspect Sydney & SEM will have some say in the matter)
But if so, it has been a LONG time in the making.