Originally Posted by Ne 1
2004 Pistons, 2008 Celtics, All the Spurs title teams, 2000 Lakers and the second 3-peat Bulls.
This except maybe take out 00 Lakers. Everyone had Portland winning it all that season.
The 96 Bulls never had a mismatch problem on the court, with their defensive unit consisting of
jordan (guards 3 positions)
Pippen (4 positions)
Rodman (legit can guard 5 positions, didn't call him the worm for nothing)
Harper (3 positions)
so right out the backcourt you have two players in jordan and harper who can shut down the entire wing and backcourt, and then Rodman who can and did shut down legit centers like Shaq in the playoffs and then obviously pippen who as a roamer could perform some of the most creative steal and transition plays I've ever seen (along with MJ in the backcourt).
With the Bulls not only did you have 4 defensive juggernauts in harper, rodman, pippen and jordan but you also had 2 offensive juggernauts in pippen and jordan who were just monsters in transition.
That conglomeration of defensive and offensive power imo will be the best team of all time and their record proves it.
Essentially the 96 Bulls had the best mesh of talent ever along with the undisputed GOAT coach, player, #2 option player as well as defender(s) in Jordan, Rodman and some would even argue Pippen. Unstoppable.