Stephen Jackson and Kelenna Azubuike.

Kelenna Azubuike says the current Warriors would beat the 'We Believe' era

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The Golden State Warriors are an unstoppable machine at the minute as they chase down the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls regular season record.

Michael Jordan and Co. finished with a 72-10 record but Steve Kerr and his charges are on course to make history if they can continue their incredible season.

Stephen Curry has somehow improved on his MVP form and looks nailed on to repeat the success, coupled with a supporting cast of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut, along with a stacked bench - there are not many who are disputing their position.

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However, former Warrior Stephen Jackson caused controversy earlier in the week when he insisted the 00s team during the 'We Believe' era would have beaten the current crop of stars at the Oracle Arena.

But Jackson's former teammate Kelenna Azubuike, who spent two years with the swingman in the Bay before both players departed in 2009 and 10 respectively, insists he has to 'keep it real' and say the current Warriors are better.

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Speaking on radio station KNBR 1050 on Tuesday, as per CSN Bay Area, the London-born player said: "I totally disagree. I love Stack Jack. He has a lot of pride. He loves that 'We Believe' team. But this team is just better.

"They have more closers, they close better, they're better in crunch time. Yeah, we beat No. 1 seed Dallas Mavericks, but that next Utah series, we couldn't make free throws when they counted, we just couldn't close them out. We lost some games we should have won.

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"The talent across the board is better on this Warriors team right now, and the shooting is way better on this Warriors team. The 'We Believe' team had some talent, but I gotta give it to this team, even though I'd love to pick the 'We Believe' Warriors because I was on that team.

"But I can't do it. I gotta keep it real."

The 'We Believe' era can boast a surprise win over number one seed Dallas Mavericks in the playoffs, but the current Warriors can go one better and show their rings.


By the end of this season, it could be back-to-back rings for Kerr and his players. While everybody seems to be hung up on their chase of the regular season record, the Warriors are maintaining their composure and insisting it will mean nothing if they don't lift the Larry O'Brien trophy.

There have been suggestions there is an asterix over their success of last season as they avoided a number of the stronger teams in the Conference and then faced a depleted Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals. But that has only appeared to spur the Warriors on and put their dominance beyond any potential stipulation.

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