Draymond Green and Kevin Durant Shared Some Thoughts on the '98 Bulls

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Draymond Green and Kevin Durant Shared Some Thoughts on the ’98 Bulls

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Draymond Green fueled debate shows everywhere this weekend.

The Golden State Warriors’ four-time All-Star tweeted on Sunday that he was rewatching ‘The Last Dance’ Bulls take on the Utah Jazz in the Finals. And Green went on to confidently declare that his 2017 Warriors squad would have taken down MJ and Company.

Check it out:

Green’s right about one thing … it’s dumb to compare eras.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that the 2017 Warriors would stand zero chance against the Bulls. The fact of the matter is that this Golden State squad was one of the best teams to ever grace the hardwood. Conversely, we all know the ’98 Bulls weren’t anywhere near the top team in that dynastic run. I also don’t think we should forget that, yes, the brand of basketball was entirely different.

If Green is assuming that we whip out the time machine and transport the 2017 Warriors back to the late-1990s, I’m sure their spacing and electric 3-point shooting would throw the Bulls for a loop. With that said, if Phil Jackson’s team had time to adjust and comprehend the new style of play … my money would still be on The GOAT.

Not only do I think Jordan’s greatness transcends eras, but the Bulls also had a ridiculously gifted defensive team. I don’t hate Jordan and Pippen’s chances to make like difficult on Curry and Thompson, and we can’t forget the Bulls had their own version of Green in Rodman (even if he was far past his prime at this point).

But, again, comparing eras is silly, folks! As much as I would love to watch it – unless Jordan takes this personally and laces up – we’re never going to have the opportunity to see these teams face off. And that is likely why Kevin Durant took a more diplomatic approach when talking about the possible results.

The Warriors’ two-time Finals MVP didn’t want to say who he believe would come out on top, but he did feel confident about one thing:

That made me chuckle.



Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.