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George Karl Disagrees With Stephen Curry Saying 2017 Warriors Would Beat 1996 Bulls: “Nobody From Planet Earth Was Beating Michael Jordan That Year.”

George Karl Disagrees With Stephen Curry Saying 2017 Warriors Would Beat 1996 Bulls: “Nobody From Planet Earth Was Beating Michael Jordan That Year.”

Hypothetical scenarios are a big deal in the NBA. Fans and analysts alike love to compare players and teams from different eras, trying to spark debates around the community. The GOAT debate is the biggest example of that, but that's not the only topic being discussed around the league right now. 

Ever since the 2017 Golden State Warriors dominated the competition, featuring one of the greatest squads of all time, comparisons between them and the 1995/96 Chicago Bulls haven't stopped. People believe these are the two of the best teams in NBA history, which has led to many debates on who would win a 7-game series. 

While Scottie Pippen is convinced his Bulls wouldn't have issues handling the Warriors, beating them in six matches, Stephen Curry thinks the opposite. To him, the Warriors would need the same number of game to take care of Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen

One person who faced those incredible Bulls sided with them, saying that nobody could beat Michael Jordan during those magical years. George Karl, who clashed against MJ in the 1996 Finals, made it clear that Chicago team couldn't go down. 

“Nobody from planet Earth was beating Michael that year.”

That was the first full season Jordan played after his first retirement in 1993. Following a shocking return in 1994/95, where the Orlando Magic defeated them on their way to the Finals, Jordan, Pippen and Phil Jackson got to work to relive old glories. 

They added a big piece in Dennis Rodman, who was still controversial off the court, but did his job whenever the Bulls needed him. That team recorded the then best regular season record of all time (72-10), going all the way to winning the championship against a Seattle Supersonics team that only managed to win two games in that series. 

Just like every hypothetical scenario, it all comes down to what team takes advantage of the rules. The Bulls played a more physical game, while the Warriors were a high-flying squad that could turn things around in a couple of seconds.