The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ legendary mark of 72-10 is the 800-pound gorilla in the Golden State Warriors’ locker room, but the defending champions are clearly not intimidated by the daunting task of setting a new record.
The Dubs (44-4) are currently on pace to win 70+ games. and recently slipped a note indicating their ambitious win-total goal inside a fortune cookie.
Golden State is off to the best start in NBA history.
Per the Bay Area News Group:
Warriors president Rick Welts and guard Klay Thompson last week visited the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in San Francisco to make their own custom cookies as they unveiled the team’s Chinese New Year jerseys. They slipped a piece of paper inside referring to a new record, Welts told CBS Sports Radio on Tuesday. […] “I actually wrote out one and handed it to him, and he put it in a fortune cookie, and it did say ’73-9,’” Welts said of Thompson.
“I think the record of 72 wins is the unspoken thing out there,” Welts said. “I think not speaking it is more in tune with the way our team does it.”
Said Warriors CEO Joe Lacob of his players on KNBR: “The most important thing is winning the title and staying hungry, but they are chasing history to some extent now, and if we can do that at the same time and get that done, it would be a great thing.”