The Golden State Warriors may have lost the 2019 NBA Championship but the current team is still considering one of the greatest teams of all time. A starting line up that features Five All-Stars has been compared to the Chicago Bulls of the ’90s, a team that won six championships in the decade.
NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman made an appearance on ESPN’s First Take on Friday Morning and was asked about a hypothetical match-up between the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls and the 2017-18 Golden State Warriors. Without a doubt, Rodman believes the Bulls would easily be able to handle the Warriors and that he would have no problem at all matching up on Draymond Green.
“Kevin Durant would have a hard time with Scottie Pippen. And I don’t know who would guard Michael Jordan the Warriors. Literally, who? Literally, who?”
“I got no problem handling that Green guy. He’d be eating out of my hands. Draymond, keep getting your teeth straight, honey, and listen to your mama.”
“If Michael played in this era, he’d average 50.”
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 21, 2019
Dennis Rodman does have plenty of respect for Green and the Warriors line up but it’s clear that he has all the confidence in the world that they would be victorious. Rodman played 14 seasons in the league and was a part of the Bulls three-peat that they accomplished in the late 90’s.
On the other hand, the Warriors missed out on their potential three-peat after they were defeated by the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of this year’s Finals. Major injuries to Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson didn’t help their cause and made it very difficult to keep up with the Raptors.
The question still remains over where both Durant and Thompson will be playing next season.