LeBron James has minced no words to hail Stephen Curry and company’s towering achievement of 72 regular season games’ victory. The Golden State Warriors are one game away from surpassing the milestone set by Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls in 1995-96. A win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday will set a new regular season record, and Cavaliers All-star LeBron James wants the Warriors to get it.
“I can say that I actually got to witness some history,” James said, according to the league’s official site.
The Warriors won their 72nd game over San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night, ending their 33 game losing streak at San Antonio. The Spurs rested Tim Duncan during their 92-86 loss. The much hallowed record of the Bulls’ no longer remains something untouchable.
James was only an eleven-year-old kid when the Chicago Bulls set the 72-win record, which some experts felt was unbreakable.
“I remember the ’95-96 team, but I wasn’t watching every game, wasn’t fortunate enough to watch every game,” said James, whose Cavslost twice to the Warriors this season.
“So, I knew about it. I kind of watched the Bulls from afar but to actually be in the league now while they’re setting this record, have the opportunity to set this record, it would be something I can talk about later in life.”
James also felt that the Warriors handled the pursuit of the record perfectly, despite all criticism that they were too focused to clinched the record.
“I feel like they’ve just played their game. You can’t fault anyone for winning and then say, ‘Oh, they were tired because they lost late.’ You don’t get that opportunity if you don’t win,” James said. “You don’t even get the opportunity to play for a championship if you don’t win. … I don’t think they’re worried about being tired at this point.”
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