Basketball fans have an incredible fascination with finding answers to questions that we cannot possible answer and will never need to answer.

Among them:

  • Was the Dream Team better than the 2012 Olympic team?
  • Would [insert 90s star] dominate [insert present day star] because of course players were so much tougher then?
  • Is LeBron better than Michael Jordan?
  • Would Kentucky beat the Sixers?
  • Would the Heat’s Big Three beat the 2016-17 Warriors?
  • Would the 2016-17 Warriors beat the 1995-96 Bulls?

I have, admittedly, fed into these dumb arguments, thanks to the technological marvel that is NBA 2K.

Now, we have another answer to an unanswerable question: The 16-17 Warriors are better than the 95-96 Bulls, says Vegas.

From ESPN:

Four of the five had the Warriors favored, from as high as -8 at the MGM (per Jay Rood, vice president of race and sports at MGM Resorts) to as low as -3 at the Wynn (per Johnny Avello, sportsbook manager at the Wynn).

I can already hear the yelling outside my Chicago window: “BUT THE BULLS WERE THE BEST TEAM OF ALL TIME 72-8 WARRIORS ARE SOFT GO BULLS.”

This is all dumb. The Bulls were fun and so are the Warriors. Just enjoy basketball.


About Kevin Trahan

Kevin mostly covers college football and college basketball, with an emphasis on NCAA issues and other legal issues in sports. He is also an incoming law student. He's written for SB Nation, USA Today, VICE Sports, The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, among others. He is a graduate of Northwestern University.