Golden State Warriors record that won’t be broken — 73 wins
The Golden State Warriors went 73-9 during the 2015-2016 regular season. It was disappointing to see LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers make a historic 3-1 NBA Finals comeback, but regardless of that, the season will go down in history.
Curry led the team and was awarded the league MVP, the only time an MVP has ever been unanimously selected. Curry averaged 30.1 points per game and 2.1 steals per game, both league highs.
The 1971-1972 Lakers and the 1996-1997 Bulls were tied for the third-best record with 69 wins. Michael Jordan, during the 1995-1996 season, willed his team to 72 wins, which had held the record for 20 years.
Unless the NBA extends the season like the NFL recently did (that feels much more unlikely given they already play 82 games), this record should stand for quite a while. 74-8, especially given how many injuries there are in the league, would be insane.
Also, just about every team has some type of superstar these days, so it would be hard to consistently defeat them all. The Warriors did it, and it’s a record that shouldn’t be broken for quite some time, if ever.