Charles Barkley: Bulls 72-win team would ‘kill’ Warriors
The Golden State Warriors could very well break the record previously held by the Chicago Bulls for most wins in a single NBA season. But will that make them a better team?
Charles Barkley doesn’t think so.
On Thursday, Barkley said the 1995-1996 Bulls team that won 72 games would be a complete mismatch for the 2015-2016 Warriors.
“That Bulls team would kill this little team,” he told ESPN Radio’s Waddle & Silvy show in Chicago. “Come on, man. Who is going to guard Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan? What about Dennis Rodman?”
Barkley has always been skeptical of the Warriors because of their guard-heavy lineup and lack of size. And although Golden State is dominating today’s NBA, Sir Charles thinks they would be too undersized to match up with Jordan and company.
“Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman — let me just start with those three,” he said. “First of all they would love playing the way the Warriors play. It’s a much easier game now. Could you imagine how many points Michael would average if you couldn’t touch him? Dennis would get so many rebounds against that team. They are a very small team.”
The Warriors could win three more championships, and Barkley isn’t going to back down. Even though he was trolled by Golden State with this hilarious shirt last year, he’ll always maintain that size matters most in the NBA.