Michael Jordan to Klay Thompson: Break the Bulls’ 72-10 record

Michael Jordan to Klay Thompson: Break the Bulls’ 72-10 record

Michael Jordan is okay with the Golden State Warriors breaking his Chicago Bulls record of 72-10 for the best regular season record in NBA history.

One of the Warriors’ core players, forward Klay Thompson admitted that he talked with the all-time great and that Jordan even encouraged him to aim to breaking one of the most coveted records in the NBA.

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“Go ahead and break the record,” Jordan said to Thompson, according to the Warriors forward himself in an interview after his win in the Three-Point Shootout Contest during NBA All-Star Weekend.

Thompson added that he still also gets star-struck seeing Jordan in person and talking to the NBA legend. Thompson described Jordan as a “cool” person to talk to and felt that he has “arrived” in the league because Jordan has recognized him.

The Warriors are 48-4 at the All-Star break and are on pace to break Jordan’s Bulls’ record of 72 wins against 10 losses, a mark the Chicago squad set in the 1995-1996 NBA Season.

In 50 games this season, Thompson averages 21.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Thompson is the 14th best scorer in the league on scoring average and is half of the “Splash Brothers” in Golden State with scoring leader Stephen Curry.

Thompson shoots at 42.0 per cent from the three-point line this season or 10th overall in three-point field goal percentage among all NBA players. Curry and Thompson are No. 1 and No. 2 in three-points made this season with 245 and 161 three-points made, respectively.

The Warriors’ team play has been credited for their excellent showing so far this regular season with players like Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Andrew Bogut also playing major roles.

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