Warriors’ 73 Wins is the Chuck Norris of Numbers
Early Thursday morning on the East Coast, history was made in the NBA. The Golden State Warriors eclipsed the ’95-96 Chicago Bulls’ 72 regular season wins with a 125-104 victory over the Utah Jazz.
That’s quite an accomplishment and thanks to the Big Bang Theory, Sheldon’s love for the number 73 makes even more sense. I have been watching basketball since players were wearing Daisy Dukes and Converse high tops. Having lived through the Jordan years, it hard to imagine this Warriors team beating the Bulls.
Rules have changed, defensive schemes have evolved but what hasn’t change in the NBA is player length and talent. Not only were the big three of Jordan, Pippen and Rodman some of the best two-way players at their respective positions in league history, but Ron Harper was 6-6′ as a PG and Toni Kukoc was 6’7 as SF/PF. That Bulls team could switch every screen and still have a capable defender at 4 of the 5 positions on the floor. That’s hard to shoot over.
It’s an interesting debate, but impossible to compare teams or eras fairly. What we do know is 73 wins is damn impressive and Steph is the truth. But none of this will matter if the Warriors don’t cap off their dream season with an NBA championship.