Scottie Pippen is following the Golden State Warriors’ chase for the NBA’s single-season wins record as closely as anyone another basketball fan, but he might be the only one rhyming with his buddies about it.
The Basketball Hall of Fame inductee spoke at length Thursday in an Uninterrupted video about the record-setting 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team, alongside former teammate Ron Harper and ex-foe Gary Payton. They discussed what drove that team to unprecedented heights and compared them to the current Warriors team — the very side that can set a new single-season NBA wins record by winning its last three regular-season games.
Pippen, 50, concluded by quoting Harper’s line: 72-10 (the current wins record) don’t mean a thing without the ring.
Don’t take Pippen’s apparent support of the Warriors’ chase as a sign of diminished competitive fire. He said earlier this week the 1995-96 Bulls would sweep these Warriors in a hypothetical playoff series.
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Thumbnail photo via Feb 14, 2015; New York, NY, USA; Team Millsap forward Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks (4, left), legend Scottie Pippen (center), and guard Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky (11, right) during the 2015 NBA All Star Shooting Stars competition at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports