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So, we've had bad basketball discussed quite a bit on here. How about chatting about good basketball? The 1996 Bulls are widely seen as one of (if not the) best NBA teams ever, going 72-10 in the regular season and winning the title, only losing 3 playoff games. The Bulls were the #1 offensive team in the league and #1 defensive team in the league, ourscoring teams by about 12 ppg.
The Warriors are ridiculous, winning their first 23 games of the season, and outscoring teams by a ton.
My question is, which team wins a 7 game series? Let's do some stupid talk and get your Stephen A Smith voice out. The Warriors play small ball better than anyone, shoot 3s and dunks in a way that 90s teams didn't do. The Bulls went on a revenge tour and had Michael Jordan ready to kill fools.
PG: Curry vs. Ron Harper (Backup Steve Kerr)
SG: Klay Thompson vs. MJ
SF: Harrison Barnes/Andre Iguodala vs. Scottie Pippen
PF: Draymond Green vs. Dennis Rodman
C: Andrew Bogut vs. Luc Longley/Bill Wennington/John Salley
I think the Warriors (obviously) have an offensive advantage, especially at the 3 point line. The Bulls have more size and depth, plus the legitimately crazy MJ. Draymond Vs. The Worm might explode the world. The Bulls could probably run with the small ball warriors, putting Rodman on Green at the 5 and rolling with Kukoc as a proto-stretch-4. Who you got?
EDIT - Rules - your choice of 1990s rules (no hand checking, etc.) or today's. Also, no one has thrown a "HOWEVA" yet, your S-A-S voices need practice.
Always nice to hear about how former players are doing in the pros, and this is no exception. Many were sad/surprised when GRIII left early and wasn't drafted until the 2nd round, but an executive from Indiana was pretty pumped.
The article/work laptop (Yay IE whatever) won't allow me to copy/paste a snippet but Bird wanted to acquire GRIII for over a year and ended up investing in him pretty heavily with a 3 year deal. Worth the click.
This is a great loss.
One of my favorite NBA players growing up, and a key playmaker and team mate of the great "Dr." Julius Irving.
57% FG Pct over career.
RIP "Dr. Dunkenstein", and "Sir Slam"
And many a backboard were destroyed that way I can tell you.
Probably everybody who is still interested in the NBA listens to Zach Lowe's podcasts, but for those who don't here is a great interview with Stan Van Gundy.
Key issues that SVG discusses:
1) Insight into the non-signing of Greg Monroe
2) Defensive switching on pick and rolls
3) Orlando vs. Detroit for attracting free agents
4) "Form a fucking wall!"
4a) "trying to be less controversial. . ."
Long story short: So a couple days ago Clippers free agent center DeAndre Jordan said he was going to sign a contract with the Mavericks.
Then today the Clippers decided they really wanted him back. So Doc Rivers and a few of the Clippers players came over to DeAndre's house...and are staying with him until midnight tonight when the free agency deadline ends (or something, don't know).
Which is basically a hostage situation to prevent Mark Cuban/the Mavs from stopping by. Or a friendly slumber party with your old (and future?) teammates. Weird. The NBA is really weird.
Also this tweet is pretty funny:
Don't agree with the furniture layout but I'm not an interior designer. pic.twitter.com/23PNgQB88z— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 9, 2015
Edit: Further updates as events warrant
Alright everybody goodnight! pic.twitter.com/cME0rFR5LC— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) July 9, 2015
Sources: Cuban is beside himself. Driving around downtown Dallas begging (thru texts) Jordan's family for address to DeAndre's home— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 9, 2015
Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
Hopefully this helps them win another title and Duncan can go out on top. I'm a Pistons fan, but I've always liked the Spurs and their team concept. The way they dismantled LeBron and the Heat two years ago, was just awesome.