"This game today is a little bit more soft," Oubre said. "To call anybody a GOAT nowadays is disrespectful to...the hard-earned awards Mike and Kobe have won."
During the height of the Warriors' dynasty in 2016 there was a contentious debate about whether Golden State's star-studded roster could have competed with the 1990s Bulls led by Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
"Bulls in four," Pippen told reporters about a hypothetical seven-game series with Golden State.
Dubs head coach Steve Kerr, who played for the Bulls during their second run of three consecutive titles from 1996-98, refused to make a pick at the time, saying the NBA has changed too much over the years.
"For example, if you actually put the teams in a hypothetical game, my guess is the Bulls would be called for a million hand-check fouls, and we would be called for a million illegal defenses when we overloaded the strong side," he said. "So the game would take, like, six hours because the refs would be calling stuff all game. It's kind of hard to get past that. Now, they wouldn't call traveling in either era."
It's interesting for an active player like Oubre, who joined Golden State in November trade and wasn't part of the team's prior dynastic run, to agree the modern game can't match the physicality of years past.
Finding a consensus about the best team or greatest player in NBA history will probably never happen.