Why Chris Mullin believes 2016-17 Warriors would beat 1995-96 Bulls

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Drew Shiller
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Chris Mullin is a Warrior to his core.

Golden State selected him with the No. 7 overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft, and the lefty spent the first 12 seasons of his career (and then his last in 2000-01) with the Dubs.

So there's no way the Hall of Famer would choose the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls to beat the 2016-17 Warriors in a seven-game series, right?

That is right.

"I go with the Warriors on that one just because of the offensive firepower," Mullin told NBC Sports NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh on "The Habershow" podcast.

Would he still pick the Warriors if he was face-to-face with Michael Jordan and had to answer the question?

"I would. I would," Mullin declared. "It's really not about Michael and Scottie (Pippen). Those guys will handle their business. And they'd probably be able to really -- I don't know about shut down -- but really make it tough for Steph (Curry) and Klay (Thompson). They'd put Scottie on Steph -- Phil Jackson's philosophy was cut the head of the snake off, so that would be a long series for Steph.

"Michael and (Ron) Harper could hound Klay. Now, hounding and stopping are two different things. But with (Kevin) Durant -- you're talking about arguably the top offensive player when it's all said and done. He's gonna be up there all time."

And what about on the other end of the floor when the Bulls are on offense?

"The thing you would see probably -- which you don't see now -- whoever Steph's guarding, they would go right in the post," Mullin said. "And try to get one of those good players on the bench with foul trouble.

"But then it gets back to the old analytical thing -- we'll give up your two, we'll take three."

[RELATED: KD's agent doesn't blame his Warriors departure on media]

Thanks for the insight Mully.

You're not going to get any sort of prediction from yours truly on this one. And why is that?

Well -- just read this.

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Why Chris Mullin believes 2016-17 Warriors would beat 1995-96 Bulls originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area