Just eight days after saying his 1995-96 Chicago Bulls would sweep the 2015-16 Warriors in a four-game series and that he would lock down Stephen Curry, Scottie Pippen took to Twitter Sunday evening to congratulate Golden State on their record-tying 72nd win of the season.
".@StephenCurry30 showed why he's the MVP. As cold blooded shooter as I've ever seen and a basketball IQ that is off the charts," he wrote in a second tweet.
.@StephenCurry30 showed why he's the MVP. As cold blooded shooter as I've ever seen and a basketball IQ that is off the charts.— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) April 11, 2016
The Warriors matched the Bulls' record of 72 wins in a season with their 92-86 win over the Spurs in San Antonio Sunday. Curry finished with a game-high 37 points in the victory.
On April 2, Pippen was approached by a staff member of the Dan Patrick Show and asked for his projection on how a series between his Bulls and these Warriors would play out:
"Bulls in four," Pippen said.
When asked again, Pippen didn't hesitate. He then proceeded to break down the matchups.
"I probably put Michael (Jordan) on Klay (Thompson)," Pippen added. "I think that my size and length would bother (Stephen Curry) a little bit."
Pippen, a 6-foot-8 Hall of Fame forward, also declared that he could keep the reigning MVP under 20 points.
"I mean, I think if I can keep him under 20 (points), I think I'm doing good...I think I could."