Steve Kerr explains why 96′ Bulls incomparable to current Warriors


kerr-rodmanAs the Golden State Warriors are going towards the best record in the NBA, and possibly try to beat the 1995-96 record of the Chicago Bulls (72-10), a lot of people, including journalists, experts and former NBA players offered their comments on the issue.

In particular, Steve Kerr, who played on the 95-96 Bulls and coaches the Golden State Warriors, spoke about the inability to compare the two teams.

“My initial thoughts are that it is literally impossible to even compare, because the rules are so different and the eras are so different,” Kerr said, CBSSports reported. “We would overload the strong side on Jordan, and they would call illegal defense; and they would put their hands all over Curry, and the refs would call a foul. That make sense?”

“It is ridiculous,” said Kerr. “I do think the game would have gone small, because the Bulls’ bigs at the time were not offensive enough to stay on the floor.”

“I’m going to have to say, ‘the Bulls” and “the Warriors.” So, the Bulls’ bigs would have had to exit. So, you would have had an epic [Dennis] Rodman versus Draymond Green matchup. That would have been fun to watch, wouldn’t it?” said Kerr.

Kerr further elaborated.

“You know, Draymond’s a much more skilled basketball player in terms of ballhandling and playmaking and shooting, making 3s, that kind of thing,” Kerr said. “I think Dennis was a real inspiration to Draymond, though, in terms of the hustle and the rebounding. Nobody’s ever rebounded like Dennis since Dennis. He had a way of impacting games emotionally that reminds me a lot of Draymond.”

“I imagine there would have been a few technicals involved. Maybe a fight or two,” said Kerr.

Meanwhile, two of Kerr’s former teammates on the Bulls, Ron Harper and Dennis Rodman himself offered their own views on the subject.

In particular, Harper said the Bulls of that time would totally outplay the Warriors, while Rodman said he didn’t even care if the Warriors beat the Bulls’ record of 72-10.



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