After a historical win against the San Antonio Spurs, the Golden State Warriors were now tied with ’95-96 Chicago Bulls record of 72 wins in a regular season and look forward to making history in their last game against the Memphis Grizzlies.
Steven Kerr, former ’95-96 Chicago Bulls shooting guard and current Golden State Warriors head coach, became the only person in the history of the NBA to win 72 games twice.
After the game, members of the legendary Bulls has shown their respect and commend the Warriors on their Twitter accounts.
New York Knicks President Phil Jackson, former ’95-96 Chicago Bulls head coach, congratulate them for their accomplishment and urged the Warriors to do more by getting one more win to surpass his former teams’ record.
Ron Harper, ’95-96 Chicago Bulls guard, also gave credits to the Golden State Warriors especially to former team mate Steve Kerr and Warriors star Stephen Curry. He insisted in the past months that their legendary team would sweep the Warriors and win 78 games today.
Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen showed his appreciation towards the Warriors’ achievement especially Stephen Curry. He also said in the past months that he would limit Stephen Curry’s scoring if ever given the chance to play against each other.
“With Pip coming out and saying what he said, that’s cool,” Draymond Green said of Scottie Pippen’s recent prediction that the ’96 Bulls would sweep the 2016 Warriors via ESPN. “At the end of the day, we respect those guys,” Green said. Then, he spoke of meeting Jordan and receiving a message. “Mike told me, at All-Star [Weekend], ‘Go win the record. Go get the record. If y’all don’t win this record, I’m ‘a be hot and I’m blaming you.’ We’re almost there. We got one more game or he gonna blame me.”
The words of Michael Jordan to the young Warriors (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green) seemed to be one of their inspiration in achieving their goal and to be more determined to surpass on what is written in the history book.
Here are some of the game highlights of the 72nd win of the Golden State Warriors:
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Video courtesy: Youtube/NBA Highlights