Scottie Pippen says ’96 Bulls would sweep Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have drawn multiple comparisons to the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls, who went 72-10 for the regular season, but a key player from that squad in Scottie Pippen is none too impressed.

Speaking to The Dan Patrick Show, Pippen said that the ’96 Bulls would sweep this year’s Golden State team.

“I think that my size and length would bother [Curry] a little bit,” Pippen said. “I think if I can keep him under 20, I think I’m doing good.”

People may not want to admit it, but Pippen is probably right. As talented as the Warriors are this year, led by reigning MVP Steph Curry, a lot of their attack comes from the three-point game.

The ’96 Bulls, on the other hand, had a more balanced attack. That team not only had Pippen and the legendary Michael Jordan, both of whom were fantastic scorers and on-ball defenders, but also the best rebounder of his generation in Dennis “The Worm” Rodman.

Throw in great depth from guys like Toni Kukoc and, oddly enough, current Golden State coach Steve Kerr, plus a great number of other players, and it’s hard to imagine even the likes of Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green keeping up with a team that at that point had already won three championships together.

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