If the Warriors keep winning, it’s not the last time we will hear the comparison with the 1996 Chicago Bulls team which holds the best record (72-10) in NBA history and who better to ask about an hypothetical matchup other than Warriors head coach Steve Kerr who was part of that team as a role player.
My initial thoughts are that it is literally impossible to even compare, because the rules are so different and the eras are so different. We would overload the strong side on [Michael] Jordan, and they would call illegal defense; and they would put their hands all over [Stephen] Curry, and the refs would call a foul. That make sense?…I would have had a nightmarish time playing against the Warriors, because I wouldn’t have been able to find anybody to guard. Nobody can guard Steph, so I would have had an impossible time trying to do that. So, I don’t even know where to begin on that front.
Steve Kerr dodged the questions like a pro and it’s understandable, he was part of history with that Bulls team and he is now the coach of the Warriors who are trying to rewrite history so he wasn’t going to take side for either team. If anything the fact that we can freely compare that Jordan team with Curry team speaks volumes about the kind of run the Warriors are on.
They might not even beat the Bulls’ record but they are playing at a such a high level that people have to travel in the past to find something similar to put in perspective. Only time will tell if Curry and his teammates are on their way to greatness or those comparisons were too premature.