Page 1 of 20 123411 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 288
  1. #1
    NBA sixth man of the year
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Posts
    7,633

    Default On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    .
    MJ and KD cancel each other for the purposes of this discussion:


    Curry > Pippen

    Dray > Rodman

    Klay, Iggy, Barnes, Bogut > Kukoc


    Conclusion: the method the 96' Bulls would use to beat the 17' Warriors is the same method as always - have MJ carry the team

  2. #2
    Dunking on everybody in the park expansionera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Posts
    661

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Harper (all defensive 1st team)
    Pippen (best defender in history)
    Rodman (x2 defensive player of the year)
    Toni Kukoc (Hall of Fame)

    Letís be honest, the strategy was to have a better defender than Jordan lock up the opponents best player while Pippen creates easy looks for Jordan who takes all the credit. If Jordanís Bulls win the series it have little to do with MJís scoring and everything to do with his teammates best in league ability to slow down opposing players

  3. #3
    National High School Star
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    2,277

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    6'6 or taller all defensive caliber wing defenders mj would face vs the 2017 gsw...3.
    6'6 or taller all defensive caliber wing defenders mj faced in his entire playoff career...2.

    warriors in 4.

  4. #4
    Great college starter TheGoatest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2020
    Posts
    3,701

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Those Bulls wouldn't know what hit them if you put them on the court against those Warriors, who shot 2-3 times as many 3 pointers as their opponents while also hitting those 3s at a higher percentage.

  5. #5
    Goatbrook SouBeachTalents's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    23,658

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Imagine those Warriors playing with the shortened 3 point line

  6. #6
    NBA sixth man of the year
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Posts
    7,633

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by expansionera View Post
    Harper (all defensive 1st team)
    Pippen (best defender in history)
    Rodman (x2 defensive player of the year)
    Toni Kukoc (Hall of Fame)

    Letís be honest, the strategy was to have a better defender than Jordan lock up the opponents best player while Pippen creates easy looks for Jordan who takes all the credit. If Jordanís Bulls win the series it have little to do with MJís scoring and everything to do with his teammates best in league ability to slow down opposing players

    DPOY VOTING

    1988.... MJ (1st).... Pip (none)
    1989.... MJ (5th).... Pip (none)
    1990.... MJ (5th).... Pip (none)
    1991.... MJ (7th).... Pip (7th)
    1992.... MJ (3rd).... Pip (3rd)
    1993.... MJ (2nd)... Pip (none)
    1996.... MJ (5th).... Pip (2nd)
    1997.... MJ (5th).... Pip (4th)
    1998.... MJ (4th).... Pip (9th)


    93' Jordan was clearly viewed as the Bulls' best defender, and even the LEAGUE'S:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GilQsS3oifM&t=02m47s



    Here's the exchange in the 91' Finals between Marv Albert and Mike Fratello when MJ gets his 2nd foul in Game 2:


    ALBERT: Do you stay with Jordan on Johnson?

    FRATELLO: There's no question that he's the best guy to play Magic Johnson, but maybe you pick and choose when you put him on Magic..."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o8l6oM6Jeg&t=12m23s



    ^^^ this sentiment was echoed by the NBA in the Bulls' Championship Video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeAUz2dZ_NQ&t=35m03s

  7. #7
    5-time NBA All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    11,362

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    If the 96 Bulls won it’d be because they dominated on the glass and bothered Curry enough to throw him off.

  8. #8
    National High School Star
    Join Date
    Feb 2020
    Posts
    2,277

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    mj was the worst starting defender (def rating) on his team in the 96-98 finals.

    facts > fangirl reputation votes

  9. #9
    NO KLAY, NO PLAY AlternativeAcc.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Posts
    5,148

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Didn't they get pushed to the brink by Payton/Kemp?

    4-0 easy sweep for the Warriors

  10. #10
    I go HAM TheCorporation's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    LBJ = GOAT
    Posts
    13,458

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by SouBeachTalents View Post
    Imagine those Warriors playing with the shortened 3 point line
    Klay's dropping even more than 39 in a quarter

    Incoming 50 pt quarter for Klay maybe

  11. #11
    Dunking on everybody in the park expansionera's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2021
    Posts
    661

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    The media sucked Jordan’s dick regardless of his actual impact on the court? You don’t say

    Jordan was the best perimeter defender in the league which is why Pippen guarded Magic Johnson on a Lakers team that consisted of an injured James Worthy and no other top 350 guys

  12. #12
    NBA sixth man of the year
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Posts
    7,633

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawkFactory View Post
    If the 96 Bulls won it’d be because they dominated on the glass and bothered Curry enough to throw him off.

    Who can guard Curry??.. Pippen never guarded guys like that (short guys or screen-runners)

    only jordan did

    so Jordan would be the guy disrupting Curry just like he did Isiah, Dumars, or even Miller in 98' at 35 years old (17 on 40% for Miller).

    So the Bulls would win with MJ carrying the defense and of course offense - that's how they always won

  13. #13
    Kobe Stan
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Posts
    10,879

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Every single post OP makes supports one main fact about the Bulls success.

    They won so many titles in the 90's because it was an extremely weak era...that's basically it. Everyone on the Bulls sucked except MJ, yet the Bulls dominated their comp because the comp was even worse.

    Of course the 17 Warriors demolish the 96 Bulls...but that doesn't mean MJ wouldn't be the best player in that series.

  14. #14
    5-time NBA All-Star
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Location
    ATL
    Posts
    11,362

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by 3ba11 View Post
    Who can guard Curry??.. Pippen never guarded guys like that (short guys or screen-runners)

    only jordan did

    so Jordan would be the guy disrupting Curry just like he did Isiah, Dumars, or even Miller in 98' at 35 years old (17 on 40% for Miller).

    So the Bulls would win with MJ carrying the defense and of course offense - that's how they always won
    It’d be a team effort but yea I’d assume Jordan would be the primary with Harper and Pippen supplementing.

    Pippen would be with KD primarily.

    But they’d also win by dominating on the glass. That was the biggest factor against Seattle and the difference would be even more stark against GS.

  15. #15
    NBA sixth man of the year
    Join Date
    Jun 2021
    Posts
    7,633

    Default Re: On paper, the 17' Warriors demolish the 96' Bulls

    Quote Originally Posted by StrongLurk View Post
    .

    They won so many titles in the 90's because it was an extremely weak


    Or the era was infact strong and Jordan simply won 6 "dirk" rings with a weak cast

    The stats support this by showing lower stats for his teammates and bigger gaps between teammates and Jordan than Dirk and his teammates, or even 94' Hakeem and his teammates...

    There's never been a bigger statistical gap between 1st option and teammates than MJ and his cast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •