Klay Thompson On 90’s Bulls: “We Aspire To Be That Dynasty”

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Klay Thompson On 90’s Bulls: “We Aspire To Be That Dynasty”

 

From 1991 to 1998, the Michael Jordan led Chicago Bulls won 6 Championships. To this day, these Bulls have one of the NBA’s greatest (the greatest?) dynasties.

This Bulls team was responsible for popularizing the NBA worldwide. The team generated a hype everywhere they played, selling out arenas in no time on a daily basis. Every other team wanted to beat these Bulls, only a few succeeded in this task.

The Bulls won a record setting 72 games during the 1995–96 NBA season, a record that stood until the Golden State Warriors won 73 games during the 2015–16 NBA season. Now these Warriors are on the verge of becoming the NBA’s next great dynasty. The Warriors have won two of the last three NBA titles (losing the Finals in that other year) and won a record 73 regular season games. They are the huge favorites to repeat this season, too.

According to Warriors sharpshooter Klay Thompson, the Warriors want to become a dynasty and are already eyeing the 1990s’ Bulls. In an interview with ESPN’s Nick Friedell, Klay said:

 

“What’s that, six championships in eight years?” Thompson said Saturday, when asked whether the Warriors were the closest thing the league had seen to the Bulls dynasty. “So we’re, what, like only a third of the way there? I think it’s close. We still have a long way to go, but I do see the fandom, the fanfare like the Bulls had in the ’90s.

“Every time the Bulls came to town, that was the ticket of the year. Now it’s when the Warriors come to town, that’s the must-see game. And we don’t take that for granted; that’s such a cool position to be in. We rarely play in front of a crowd that’s not sold out. That’s so special. It’s hard to really grasp that as a player. So I think it’s close. I still think we’re not on their level yet, but that’s what we aspire to be of the 2000s. We aspire to be that dynasty that will be in the minds of NBA fans forever.”

 

The Warriors still have a long way ahead of them, to even be named in one sentence with these Bulls. But, like it or not, they’re on the right way. The team will be stronger this season once again, and it isn’t this unlikely that the Warriors will end the season winning their 3rd championship in 4 years.

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