Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and the rest of the 1996 Chicago Bulls have another contender trying to pry the Greatest Basketball Team Ever title from their grip, and this time it’s one with a familiar face.
The Warriors' run of dominance caused the talking heads and fans to debate whether the 2016-17 Warriors would be able to beat the famed 1996 Chicago Bulls who were led by Michael Jordan.
To Curry, there's no doubt who would come out on top.
"Absolutely," Curry told GQ. "Obviously we'll never know, but you put us on paper with them, I like our chances. I'd say Dubs in six too."
Those Bulls finished the 95-96 season at 72-10, a record that stood until the 2015-16 Warriors went 73-9. Those Warriors went on to lose to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. The Warriors added Durant that offseason and the greatest quartet in NBA history was formed.
Golden State was an unstoppable wrecking ball during Durant's first season in the Bay. They went 67-15 in the regular season and 16-1 in the playoffs, vanquishing James and the Cavs with relative ease.
It's a fool's errand to compare teams across eras, but Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, who played with Jordan, does believe Durant is the "most gifted" player to ever play the game. Even more so than Jordan.
"I think he's more gifted, I really do," Kerr told NBC Bay Area's Raj Mathai last summer. "That's saying something, but Kevin is a different ... entirely different breed. He's 6-11 with guard skills, unlimited 3-point range, passing, shot-blocking -- his shot-blocking at the rim, it's just stunning. Watching him this year was really, really gratifying to see."
We'll never know if Curry and Durant could take down Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman, but it will always be a fun topic to debate.