Back in November, retired guard Ron Harper caused a stir by saying that the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls would sweep this season's Golden State Warriors. Harper, of course, was a role player on that Bulls team, so he's not exactly an objective observer here. 

Months later, with the Warriors five wins away from breaking Chicago's record of 72 wins in a season, Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen weighed in. If you guessed that he said the exact same thing as Harper, despite Golden State's continued dominance, you are entirely correct:

Pippen also told Paul Pabst of the Dan Patrick Show that, in this hypothetical scenario, he would guard Stephen Curry and Michael Jordan would guard Klay Thompson. Oh, and Pippen claimed he could hold Curry under 20 points. 

You probably either love or hate this. It's entirely hypothetical, so people like Pippen can say whatever they want with no consequence. He has every right to think that the Bulls would win, even if it's extremely bold to say that it would be a sweep. 

Personally, I'm not sure there's much value in simply asking players from that 1995-96 team what would happen if the Warriors could travel back in time. The answers are all going to sound the same. The one exception to this rule: Steve Kerr's interview with ESPN's Ethan Sherwood Strauss, since he's the only one who was a part of both teams and he actually discussed the similarities and differences between them. 

CBS Sports' Zach Harper previously examined SportsLine's and NBA 2K16's simulations of the matchup.

Scottie Pippen thinks his Bulls could beat this year's Warriors easily.  (USATSI)
Scottie Pippen apparently thinks his Bulls could beat this season's Warriors easily. (USATSI)