The debate will go on forever but Steve Kerr has given his opinion on the Chicago Bulls versus Golden State Warriors comparisons.
When the Golden State Warriors broke the Chicago Bulls 72-10 regular-season record it was inevitable we would hear the two teams be compared for years to come. In the most recent episode of ‘The Last Dance’, Steve Kerr gave his take on the debate.
While displaying a montage of the Bulls 1995-96 NBA season, Kerr stated that the 72-10 Bulls were the best team he has ever been apart of. Kerr served as a backup point guard for Chicago that year and averaged 8.4 points per game.
Seeing as Kerr is the only person who was a member of both the record-breaking teams his word holds weight. Though I’m sure everyone can agree both squads were dominant in their own way, the main difference between the two is a championship.
Had the Warriors won the title in 2016, perhaps Kerr would have a different opinion. Or, maybe he wouldn’t. After all, he did say the 96 Bulls were the greatest team he had been associated with. This would mean Kerr believes the Bulls were greater than even the 2016-17 Warriors with Kevin Durant.
The addition of Durant that season put the Warriors well over the top. They lost just one game en route to a championship and boasted an explosive offensive lineup of Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Durant. Meanwhile, Draymond Green captured the Defensive Player of the Year Award.
Even with all of their accomplishments, Kerr apparently would still choose the Bulls. I guess that isn’t much of a surprise given the Michael Jordan factor. In that season, Jordan averaged an absurd 30.4 points and won the MVP Award.
At the end of the day, the Warriors and Bulls will always be remembered as two of the all-time greats.