1. As great as Kobe Bryant was, he wasn't the greatest player of his generation. Tim Duncan was. Consider this amazing fact: Aside from the lockout-shortened 1998-99 season, no Spurs team with Duncan has ever won fewer than 50 games in a season.
2. If the Warriors don't win the title, they're not the 1996 Bulls. They're not even the 1994-95 Rockets. Which come to think of it, would give the Warriors a fascinating seven-game series. The Rockets had some great outside shooters (Mario Elie, Big Shot Bob Horry), one of the best post players of all time (Hakeem Olajuwon), and one of the best wing players of all time for the 1995 team (Clyde Drexler).