Following the Golden State Warriors’ loss in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, members of the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls are coming out and letting people know that they are the greatest NBA team of all time.
While appearing on Mike and Mike on Monday, Scottie Pippen was asked point-blank who the greatest NBA team of all-time was. He quickly said the ’96 Bulls.
According to Pippen, his team is better solely based on the two teams’ finishes.
“No matter how well you do in the regular season, it has to be capped off with a championship, to really mark your legacy in the game,” Pippen said. “That’s where we see Golden State had some failure there. They lost their dominance throughout the playoffs.”
Throughout this season, Pippen had been fair to the Warriors. He picked Golden State to sweep Cleveland in the Finals but also said that his Bulls team would sweep the Warriors in a seven game series. Dennis Rodman — another member of the 1995-96 Bulls — also gave credit to the Warriors but shared an opinion similar to Pippen’s.
— Dennis Rodman (@dennisrodman) June 20, 2016
The only other member of that infamous Bulls team that has come anywhere near this subject publicly is Warriors coach Steve Kerr. While he did not definitively say that Chicago had a better team, Kerr did say that the Cavaliers were the better team in this year’s finals.
It seems pretty easy to side with the Bulls on this debate, especially with the Warriors’ Game 7 loss.