By: Lewis Mata
The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls accomplished a feat that had never been accomplished before, and hasn’t been accomplished since. The Bulls won 72 games out of 82 in a regular season only losing 10 games throughout the entire year.
The Bulls were lead by the greatest to ever play the game, Michael Jordan. They went on to win the Finals that year after only losing three playoff games. They swept the Heat and the Magic and beat the Knicks in five games, which lead them to their fourth NBA title in six years after defeating the Seattle Supersonics.
As we exit the All Star weekend and proceed onto the second half of the 2015-16 NBA season, the Golden State Warriors are in first place in their conference. Out of 52 games the Warriors have only lost four total games. The Golden State Warriors are on track to make history alongside the legendary ‘95-’96 Bulls lead by Michael Jordan! In fact, the Warriors are on track to beat the Bulls’ record.
If the Warriors play the second half of the season the same way they played the first half they should win 74 games, which is two more than the Bulls’ record. Yet this is still the NBA and just like the commercial says, “amazing happens.” The Bulls had Jordan, but the Warriors have Stephen Curry.
Curry is averaging 29.8 points per game at the All Star break along with 6.6 assists and 5.3 rebounds per games. He has started in 50 of the 52 games played by the Warriors this season and he has been on fire. Curry is shooting an unreal 45.4 percent from three point range and is leading the league in scoring, shots made, shots attempted and three-point field goals made.
With a strong coach, a superstar player, three all-stars and a die hard fan base it seems to many people that the Warriors will become the second team ever to win more than 70 games in a season, but it is only the All Star break and anything can happen.