Will the Warriors Make history ?
The Golden State Warriors opened up their championship defending season with a historic run. A 26-1 record may seem like a stat error at first glance, but NBA fans will tell you this is no mistake. In fact, the Warriors are making history. To borrow an old phrase from the Warriors’ defeated finals opponent LeBron James, “We are all witnesses.”
Having already broken the record for best start to a regular season, previously held by the ‘48-49 Washington Capitals and ‘94 Houston Rockets at 15-0, the talk turns to what other records the team could break. The main question asked by fans and analysts is if they can best the ‘96 Bulls’ 72-10 record. With a stacked roster that included Jordan, Pippen and Rodman it may seem like an impossible feat for these Warriors. But with Curry, Green and Thompson leading the way, it’s more possible than some think–and they have depth. Andre Iguodala, Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green who can defend anyone in the NBA.
Steph Curry is playing the best basketball of his young career and he’s arguably the best shooter in the NBA today. He is a real treat to watch. When Steph Curry was asked about wanting to break ‘96 Bulls’ 72-10 record, he said “Yeah, but we have to do it the right way. We want to keep getting better and be at our best come April. If we don’t win the championship, what good is 73? As you can see this Warriors team has its eyes on the top prize, another NBA title. The NBA season is long, anything can happen. From injuries to rough stretches, something could upend the Warriors dominance. But so far, that doesn’t seem to be a problem. The highly anticipated Christmas Day matchup against Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be will be a true early test for both teams. In the first matchup since last season’s NBA finals, both teams will be looking to assert themselves as the alpha team. I know I’ll be watching.
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