Now that the Warriors have won the 2017 NBA title, the only remaining question is where exactly they stand in the pantheon of the league’s all-time great teams. Many find it wildly-premature to place them up there alongside a team like the ’96 Bulls, for instance, who own the second-best regular-season record in NBA history and won the fourth of Michael Jordan’s six titles in Chicago.
But the Warriors have arguably the greatest collection of talent we’ve ever seen with their four-headed monster and last year broke those Bulls’ record for regular season wins, so the comparisons are inevitable. To settle this debate once and for all, we did what we always do in these scenarios: turned to NBA 2K17 for the answers. You can watch the full simulation here, but in the meantime, let’s go ahead and dive into the results.