The Chicago team during the Michael Jordan era is still cult, with many looking up to this squad as a role model. According to the father of a superstar, His Airness & co. however, will be hunted from the coming season. Watch out for them!
When you have already won the NBA championship four times, it becomes difficult to find new challenges. This is the case on the side of the Warriors in particular, the trio Stephen Curry-Klay Thompson-Draymond Green having returned to the throne last June, after three years of dearth. The great figures of the Bay have won practically everything in terms of awards: in addition to the rings, the Chef was MVP and best scorer while the big man was DPOY in 2017.
However, do not believe that the Dubs are already satisfied. They still have a few years left in their legs, so might as well make sure to fill their trophy cabinet a little more. According to Michel Thompson, father of the back, the next step will be to equal the six titles won by the Bulls of Michael Jordan. As he explained to NBC Sportsthey have already dropped another target, considered untouchable:
Warriors ready to outperform MJ’s Bulls?
I can guarantee you – they probably won’t say this publicly – but I can guarantee you they’re probably thinking, ‘Man, if we could just get to the same level as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, that would be awesome’ . Now forget Bill Russell and the Celtics. No one will ever be able to win 11 titles again.
In fact, it is indeed difficult to see someone equaling the Greens and Whites of the 60s and 70s. It must be said that in their time, there were far fewer teams in the NBA, the season was therefore shorter and the much shorter playoffs. Succeeding even a three-peat these days has become extremely rare, the last dating from the Lakers of Shaq and Kobe between 2000 and 2002. So winning eleven? It’s mission impossible in every sense of the word, too many factors coming into play.
On the other hand, it’s a different story when it comes to the Bulls of the 90s. Their six rings is of course a huge accomplishment, but it’s still almost half as much as the C’s. Given that Curry, Klay and Green already have four under their belts, the goal is achievable provided the group as a whole remains competitive. However, still according to Mychal Thompson, this will not be a problem in the immediate future, since Californians can count on a generation of very promising nuggets:
Six titles is the new norm, and I’m sure the Warriors are thinking, “Let’s go to six. Let’s try to match Jordan”. They are going to be very motivated and I think they are going to be the favorites again for next year because there are young people who are developing and pushing behind the captains and who are ready to move on. ‘next step.
Get Michael Jordan’s Bulls? That’s the next challenge for the Warriors, according to Klay Thompson’s father. The Dubs have nothing left to prove, so might as well try to dislodge the Bulls. Either way, that would be crazy.