Michael Jordan And Scottie Pippen Congratulate The Warriors For Achieving New NBA Record


All eyes were set in the direction of the West Coast Wednesday night (Apr. 13), when a few select members and teams in the Western Conference sought to solidify their names in the NBA history books.

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California saw the farewell of one of the league’s most revered players, Kobe Bryant. It was his final game since announcing his retirement at the beginning of the season and decided to leave spectators with 60-points to remember him by. But travel up the Sunny State’s coast to the Bay Area and you’ll find that another pivotal team managed to find a place in the history ledger.

The Golden State Warriors now stand at 73-9, breaking the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls’ record of 72-10. They triumphed over the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104, leading former Bulls teammates and champions Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen to congratulate the Warriors on their feat.

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But the Warriors weren’t the only pro-athletes to crush a record previously held by Jordan. Per SportsCenter’s tweet, Kobe Bryant shattered a number once held by No. 23. Following his final game, Bryant scored a total of 60 points, making him the oldest player thus far to hold that standing since Jordan’s 50 points in 2001.

We guess Bryant had his former Lakers cohort, Shaquille O’Neal to thank for the 60-point motivation, stating that he challenged the 37-year-old to get 50, but tact on 10 more points just for kicks.