Monday, April 11, 2016

Will They Accept the Warriors?

When a team breaks a record like this, you can be well assured that there's going to be controversy:

The Golden State Warriors tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record with the most wins in a season in their 72nd victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night. The Warriors’ 92-86 win also ended the Spur’s 39-game winning streak at home, making Golden State the first team to win in San Antonio all season. Stephen Curry led the team with another all-star performance, ending the game with 35 points. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 24 points for the Spurs while Kawhi Leonard added 20 and 13 boards.

The most compelling reason for refusing to give the Golden State Warriors their due is that no one really plays defense anymore. Long gone are the days when players were physical enough to prevent players from taking shots from a distance. 

Plenty of players from the team holding the record have been very gracious, something that should give pause to anyone who says that this doesn't count.


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