While the Chicago Bulls were wrapping up a lost season with a win over the Philadelphia 76’ers on Wednesday, one of the team’s most treasured records was broken as the Golden State Warriors won their 73rd game of the season.
That victory broke an NBA record that had stood for 20 years, as the 1995-96 Bulls’ record of 72-10 was eclipsed by the defending champions.
After the Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies, congratulations began pouring in for the team (which is coached by Steve Kerr, a member of the ‘95-96 Bulls that had originally set the record.
The Bulls themselves chimed in pretty quickly:
Bulls legend Scottie Pippen, who also played for the ’95-96 squad and has said that he feels that team would have swept the current Warriors roster if they’d played against each other, also had some laudatory things to say to the Golden State squad:
Even President Barack Obama, arguably the most famous Bulls fan in the country, was impressed with the Warriors’ achievement:
Of course, as the ’95-96 Bulls phrased it, “it don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that ring,” and the Warriors will attempt to replicate that team’s success in the NBA playoffs beginning on Saturday, when they take on the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.