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Depth Charts Prove 95-96 Bulls Better than 15-16 Warriors

The Golden State Warriors have had an incredible 2015-16 season and made a lot of history. It’s history and records that we will not see for a very long time. As cool as it is to see history and records broken I am absolutely sick to death of comparisons. Many people are saying that 2015-16 Golden State Warriors are better then the 1995-96 Bulls. The game is played a lot differently now then it was 20 years ago and there also a lot more star power in the league. I’ve said it time and time again that there is no competition in the NBA anymore. It’s three or four teams that dominate everything and the rest struggle all year long. To prove what I’ve been saying about competition, star power and how the game was played here are the starting five of every team in the 1995-96 season. By the time you’re doing reading this you will be shocked just how loaded a lot of teams were. Here are the lineups for each team:

Atlanta Hawks
Mookie Blaylock
Steve Smith
Stacey Augmon
Grant Long
Christian Laettner
Boston Celtics
David Wesley
Greg Minor
Rick Fox
Dino Radja
Eric Montross
Charlotte Hornets
Dell Curry
Larry Johnson
Glen Rice
Robert Parrish
Matt Geiger
Chicago Bulls
Ron Harper
Michael Jordan
Scottie Pippen
Dennis Rodman
Luc Longley
Cleveland Cavaliers
Terrell Brandon
Bobby Phills
Chris Mills
Danny Ferry
Michael Cage
Dallas Mavericks
Jason Kidd
Jim Jackson
George McCloud
Popeye Jones
Lorenzo Wright

Denver Nuggets
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Bryan Stith
Dale Ellis
Antonio McDyess
Dikembe Mutombo
Detroit Pistons
Joe Dumars
Allan Houston
Grant Hill
Otis Thorpe
Mark West
Golden State Warriors
B.J. Armstrong
Latrell Sprewell
Jerome Kersey
Joe Smith
Ron Seikaly
Houston Rockets
Kenny Smith
Clyde Drexler
Chucky Brown
Robert Horry
Hakeem Olajuwon
Indiana Pacers
Mark Jackson
Reggie Miller
Derrick Mckey
Dale Davis
Rik Smits
Los Angeles Clippers
Pooh Richardson
Malik Sealy
Rodney Rogers
Loy Vaught
Bison Dele
Los Angeles Lakers
Nick Van Exel 
Eddie Jones
Cedric Ceballos
Elden Campbell
Vlade Divac
Miami Heat
Tim Hardaway
Rex Chapman
Walt Williams
Kurt Thomas
Alonzo Mourning
Milwaukee Bucks
Lee Mayberry
Johnny Newman
Glenn Robinson
Vin Baker
Terry Cummings
Minnesota Timberwolves
Terry Porter
J.R. Rider
Sam Mitchell
Tom Gugliotta
Kevin Garnett
New Jersey Nets
Chris Childs
Kevin Edwards
Armen Gilliam
P.J. Brown
Ed O’Bannon
New York Knicks
Derek Harper
John Starks
Anthony Mason
Charles Oakley
Patrick Ewing
Orlando Magic
Penny Hardaway
Nick Anderson
Dennis Scott
Horace Grant
Shaquille O’Neal
Philadelphia 76ers
Trevor Ruffin
Vernon Maxwell
Jerry Stackhouse
Clarence Witherspoon
Derrick Alston
Phoenix Suns
Kevin Johnson
Wesley Person
Charles Barkley
A.C. Green
Hot Rod Willliams
Portland Trailblazers
Rod Strickland
Aaron Mckie
Harvey Grant
Cliff Robinson
Arvydas Sabonis
Sacramento Kings
Tyus Edney
Mitch Richmond
Billy Owens
Brian Grant
Olden Polynice
San Antonio Spurs
Avery Johnson
Vinny Del Negro
Sean Elliott
Charles Smith
David Robinson
Seattle SuperSonics
Gary Payton
Hersey Hawkins
Detlef Schrempf
Shawn Kemp
Ervin Johnson
Toronto Raptors
Damon Stoudamire
Alvin Robertson
Tracey Murray
Oliver Miller
Zan Tabak
Utah Jazz
John Stockton
Jeff Hornacek
Chris Morris
Karl Malone
Felton Spencer
Vancouver Grizzlies
Greg Anthony
Blue Edwards
Andrew Amaya
Chris King
Bryant Reeves
Washington Bullets 
Robert Pack
Tim Legler
Juwan Howard
Chris Webber
George Muresan
As you can see there was a lot of talent back then and every team had atleast one quality player. You anywhere from 6-10 teams that were absolutely loaded. There were many different websites that I went through to locate everyone but the best one that puts it into perspective is  You put the Warriors up against the 10 best teams of 1995-96 they would get beat nine times out of ten. What really bothers me is that Steve Kerr is the Head Coach of the Golden State Warrior and has remained silent about the comparisons. He should know out of anyone that there shouldn’t be any comparisons because was on that 95-96 Chicago Bulls team. 
I applaud the Warriors and what they have done but enough with the comparisons. You can’t compare today what happened twenty years ago but if people want to I will support it with how deep the league was compared to how it is now. Golden State is in the record books no matter what but I will always remember the Chicago Bulls for how great they were during a time when the NBA had a lot of star power and talent. 

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