Most teams and players shy away from publicly acknowledging the pursuit of NBA records, but Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are far from the norm.
The MVP and his defending champion Dubs often discuss the possibility of extending their current (and historic) 16-game winning streak all the way to 33, and thus tying the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers’ hollowed mark.
Kobe Bryant thinks winning 33 straight is doable for these Warriors.
Per the Mercury News:
“We talk about 33,” Curry said in a conference call with international reporters. “I think I’ve probably talked about it more than anybody else on the team, just because I know about the history and just really how hard it is.
“We’ve had like two 16-game winning streaks the last two years, and those are pretty special feats. For us to have to double that output, I mean we’re going to play hard and hopefully close in on that record, but it won’t be a disappointing effort if we don’t get there. Because there are so many talented teams in this league and for us to just be playing at a high level right now, that’s what we’re worried about. And if we close in and get to 29, 30 games, we’ll talk about it a little bit more.”
The Warriors have won 20 straight regular-season games dating to last season. The 33-game Lakers streak is both the single-season record and one including streaks that cover multiple seasons. […] “Yeah, they could do it,” Lakers guard Kobe Bryant said of the Warriors being the team to win 33 straight. “Because they’re good enough. It’s a very young league, and so they’ve managed to put together a team of extremely intelligent players and extremely versatile players and great shooters. And so I see no reason why they couldn’t continue to extend it.”