The Golden State Warriors have scoredÂ a new NBA record by earning their 73rd win in the final regular season game of the 2015/2016 season.
A convincing 125-104 victory over their opponents, Memphis Grizzlies,Â at Oracle Arena saw them eclipse the previous record of 72 wins and 10 losses, set by a Michael Jordan-powered Chicago Bulls team in the 1995/1996 season.
Warriors head coach Steve Kerr shared his delight after the victory with reporters.
â€śIâ€™m shocked we are where we are just because of how difficult it is. More than anything, Iâ€™m proud of our guys for laying it all out there, all season long, for putting themselves out there and trying to achieve something that has never been done beforeâ€¦. Something that is truly great.â€ť
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver voicedÂ his congratulations to the Warriors after the victory,Â saying:Â â€śThe team held itself to a high standard throughout the season, playing with purpose every night and captivating fans around the world with its free-flowing style, spectacular shooting and flair for the dramatic. Kudos to the entire Warriors organization.â€ť
Many took to Twitter to offer their congratulations to the Warriors, including President Barack Obama and Michael Jordan via his management team.
Congrats to the @Warriors, a great group of guys on and off the court. If somebody had to break the Bulls' record, I'm glad it's them.
— President Obama (@POTUS) April 14, 2016
“Throughout the year, the Warriors amazed both fans and opposing teams with their mix of selflessness and pizzazz.Â At the center of the teamâ€™s identity was Curry, the reigning and sure-to-repeat MVP.Â Overall, he topped the league in both points per game and PER. But his season will perhaps be best remembered for his ability to consistently knock down deep threes,” The Huffigton Post writes.
“The Warriors are 73-9, and the once-struggling franchise is now perhaps the best weâ€™ve ever seen.”
The legendaary game marked also Kobe Bryant’s ending ofÂ his remarkable careerÂ with a truly Hollywood final game.
The legendary basketball playerÂ scored 60 points in his final game Wednesday night, stopping hisÂ 20-years-long presence in the NBA with an unbelievable offensive showcase in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz.
The legend managed to score as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter, posting his first 50-point game since February 2009 and rallying the Lakers from a 15-point deficit to win the final game of the worst season in franchise history.
“The 37-year-old came up with the fifth highest-scoring game of his career and became the oldest player to score 50 points in an NBA game,” reports Newser.