With all the hoopla surrounding Kobe’s sendoff game in which he scored 60 points (on 50 shots, 21 of those being three pointers), the Golden State Warriors achieving the greatest regular season feat in NBA history may not have gotten the praise it deserved. In the 50 years since the NBA has been playing 82-game seasons, no one has dominated quite like this year’s Warriors squad, not even the ’95-’96 Chicago Bulls team which, by almost every metric, was the greatest professional basketball team ever assembled.
Scottie Pippen previously went on the record claiming that if Golden State doesn’t win a title, the record doesn’t mean a thing. He took it further when saying that his ’95-’96 Bulls would sweep the Warriors in a seven game series. Pump the brakes, dude.
So when the Warriors bested the Bulls’ 72-10 record last night after beating the Grizzlies 125-104 in front of a sellout home crowd (Curry: 46 points, 10 three pointers, 402 season total for threes, topping the previous NBA record set by Curry himself by more than ONE HUNDRED treys), it may have been easy for the ’95 Bulls roster to dismiss the achievement as some sort of glitch in the matrix. They did quite the opposite.
Good on these bros for putting their egos aside to tip their caps to a deserving squad.