Steve Kerr weighs in on 2015-16 Warriors, 1995-96 Bulls debate
Steve Kerr may not be leading his Golden State Warriors from courtside as he continues his extended leave of absence to deal with issues related to offseason back surgeries, but he of course is keeping tabs on how his team has stormed out of the gate at an historical pace by winning its first 15 games.
A debate has arisen in recent weeks over how this Warriors squad measures up to the greatest regular-season team in NBA history, the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls, a team that ran roughshod over the league while going 72-10 on its way to an NBA title.
Specifically, the prevailing question surrounds whether this season’s incarnation of the Warriors could beat that dynastic Bulls squad in a game. Plenty of folks have weighed in on the topic, and Kerr, who just so happened to be a member of said Bulls team, recently was asked who he thought would come out on top in a time-traveling match-up.
Calling the entire debate “ridiculous” and addressing several hypotheticals, Kerr was reluctant to say the least when asked to pick a final score during a recent Q&A with ESPN’s Ethan Sherwood Strauss.
“No comment,” he said.
When pressed to make a pick on “a hypothetical that can never happen,” Kerr wouldn’t budge.
“Yeah,” he said. “I refuse to comment on the score of this hypothetical game that would never happen.”
Seems like the wisest way to deal with this debate, to say the least. After all, in either instance, Kerr would have had to pick against one version of himself. It’s enough to make one’s head spin.
But Kerr did allow himself to admit one thing about his player-self from the past as it relates to matching up with Warriors superstar Stephen Curry.
“The only thing I know for sure is I had no chance to guard Steph,” he cracked.