Dennis Rodman's tweet reignites 'best-ever' debate after Warriors stumble

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For so long this season the NBA was engulfed in a debate about who was better; the current Golden State Warriors roster, or the '95-'96 Chicago Bulls roster whose all-time great regular season record the Dubs surpassed.

It is perhaps not too surprising then that, soon after the final buzzer sounded in the Oracle Arena last night and the Cleveland Cavaliers were celebrating becoming NBA champions for the first time, one of that Bulls team took to social media to reaffirm his roster's claim on the 'greatest team of all time' tag.

Posting on Twitter in the aftermath of Sunday night's game seven drama, Dennis Rodman couldn't resist stoking up the debate while congratulating the Cavs on their win.

Rodman's comments are sure to annoy a few Warriors fans still reeling from their team's failure to capitalise on a 3-1 Finals series lead.

Yet, with the Bay Area franchise having been unable to convert regular season dominance into postseason success, the former Bulls star may have a point.

Although GSW did manage to surpass Jordan, Rodman and co. to record an 73-9 regular season record - one more win than the '95-'96 Chicago roster managed - they didn't cap their success off with the ultimate prize.

The 82-10 Bulls, meanwhile, were able to maintain their superiority right through the postseason to beat the Seattle Supersonics in 1996.

Regardless of which side of the argument you are on, had the Warriors managed to finish the season with a second straight NBA title, they would have earned the right to be on the same perch as that memorable Bulls team.

Instead, their historic regular season run will now always be somewhat overshadowed by their inability to bring the Larry O'Brien Trophy back to Oakland.

Indeed, in the run-up to Sunday night's Finals game seven, several members of the Dubs roster had made clear that their phenomenal regular season record would mean nothing if they weren't able to finish it off with a ring.

Their 93-89 defeat against the Cleveland Cavaliers last night, therefore, essentially means that what was one of the greatest campaigns in NBA history ultimately ended in failure.

From injuries to poorly-timed suspensions, there are bound to be numerous new debates about just why Golden State wasn't able to complete the job in the postseason.

And, while it may take some time for the franchise to get over the events of the past 24 hours, once the dust settles they will always be remembered as one of the all-time great rosters. Even Rodman's social media gloating made reference to that.

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