War­riors Can Match Bulls Dy­nasty

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LOS ANGELES (Dis­patches) - Klay Thomp­son is con­fi­dent the Golden State War­riors can be­come a dy­nasty akin to the leg­endary Chicago Bulls team led by Michael Jor­dan in the 1990s.

The War­riors claimed their sec­ond NBA ti­tle in three sea­sons in the pre­vi­ous cam­paign, beat­ing the Cleve­land Cava­liers in five games in the third suc­ces­sive Fi­nals se­ries be­tween the teams. Golden State broke the record for the most wins in a reg­u­lar sea­son set by the Bulls in 1996 as they won 73 games in 2015-16.

Chicago won six ti­tles in eight sea­sons in the 90s, and shoot­ing guard Thomp­son sees no rea­son why the War­riors can­not equal that. Speak­ing with the me­dia ahead of the NBA’s Global Games in China against the Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves, Thomp­son was asked if the War­riors are the clos­est thing to that dom­i­nant Bulls team.

“What’s that, six cham­pi­onships in eight years? So we’re, what, like only a third of the way there? I think it’s close,” Thomp­son said. “We still have a long way to go, but I do see the fan­dom, the fan­fare like the Bulls had in the 90s. “Ev­ery time the Bulls came to town that was the ticket of the year. Now it’s when the War­riors come to town, that’s the must-see game. And we don’t take that for granted; that’s such a cool po­si­tion to be in.

“We rarely play in front of a crowd that’s not sold out. That’s so spe­cial. It’s hard to re­ally grasp that as a player. So I think it’s close, I still think we’re not on their level yet, but that’s what we as­pire to be of the 2000s.

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