Are The Warriors A Dynasty? Scottie Pippen Doesn’t Think So!

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Are The Warriors A Dynasty? Scottie Pippen Doesn’t Think So!

 

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 among the favorites to repeat this season, too. Enough to be a dynasty? No, according to Scottie Pippen. He told Dime:

 

“You say they’re on a dynasty run, but I don’t see it that way. They picked up probably the best player in the game after they won their first championship. I don’t consider that a dynasty run. They went out and got the best player in the game after they won their first championship and after they lost in the Finals defending their first title. I don’t see them as a dynasty, I think bringing Kevin Durant in really changed my respect as to where I rank this team going forward in terms of a dynasty.

I thought they were organically built up until they went out and got Durant. And I think that was the change, but I don’t really see Golden State as a dynasty. Dynasties are teams that does things special, does things different. Even in the year that they won 73 games, they lost the title.”

 

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.

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