Bulls always had some 3 point shooters. Paxson, Kerr, Kukoc, Armstrong...etc. They didn't have the firepower of Golden State, but they could hurt you from long range.
MJ and his competitive drive would be the X factor. I also think the Bulls could slow them down a little defensively.
I'm saying they (Bulls) have a chance. And probably more of a chance than Lloyd Christmas... :) But still, I'm not sure what the outcome would be.
I agree with what B.J Armstrong had to say about the subject of Bulls vs GS. Jordan is the X factor but he was shooting 2's. These guys are all shooting 3's. Last time I checked 3 is more than 2. Pretty honest answer if you ask me. I was a huge Bull's fan and I don't see them winning this series. No chance in todays rules. 90's defensive rules maybe goes to game 7.
Huge Jordan fan here. Not so much of a Lebron fan...I was never a fan of his overall game. But...this finals he did more than just plow into the lane, create contact and go up strong. His passing was excellent. His 3 point shooting was great.
And there was no way they could matchup with Golden State. I can't remember ever seeing a team that would run up and down the court as fast as they could and just chuck the ball up there. Defensively there isn't real scheme there, they just want to play the passing lanes and create a running game.
It would be interesting to me to see how the old Pistons team would stack up against them. A team that was physical and who would play tough defense and milk the shot clock on offense. I think that kind of team with their kind of talent would give Golden State fits.
About the Bulls.... Pippen on Durant. Scottie wasn't just a great offensive player, he was great on D as well. Horace Grant or Rodman on Draymond Green. Kukoc would probably play center and be a matchup nightmare. Jordan would take Curry or Thompson and lock them down. And you know he isn't getting many calls against him defensively, especially in the playoffs.
Yah, the Bulls would have a chance. The key would be Durant vs. Pippen and Kay/Steph against MJ.
I think the Bulls would be knocked out in 6, GS is something special. Kevin Durant is a beast on an already loaded team. They mentioned in the broadcast last night his release point when shooting a jumper was 10' 3", how can anyone defend that?
It sure would be interesting to see the Warriors go against the 90s Bulls. I don't remember any offenses having this much firepower vs. the Bulls of that era. Not sure the Bulls could have fully stopped the Warriors. Would be an awesome series!