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What is the Best Record in NBA History?

When you think of the best teams in NBA History, several historic teams come to mind. Most of which are the 90’s Chicago Bulls team led by arguably the greatest basketball player of all-time, Michael Jordan. In 1996 Jordan led the Bulls to the a 72-10 regular season record and another (Jordan’s 4th) NBA Championship. In this article, NBA Legends takes a look at a couple of the NBA greatest teams ever and answers the question What is the Best Record in NBA History?

Chicago Bulls Record 1996

Led by Jordan, the 1996 Bulls team also featured NBA Legends Scottie Pippen, the best NBA sidekick of all-time, and Dennis Rodman, arguably the greatest on-ball defender (and rebound machine) of all-time. With all that star power and only 10 losses in th regular season, many thought the record would never be broken.

Related: Michael Jordan’s Stats 1995-1996

1996 Chicago Bulls
1996 Chicago Bulls (From Left to Right); Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen.

And it wasn’t…Until 20 years later when Steph Curry and the 2016 Golden State Warriors had other plans.

Related: Scottie Pippen Comeback in 2007 that Never Was!

What is the Best Record in NBA History?

The 2016 Golden State Warriors had the best record in NBA History, with a regular season record of 73 wins and 9 losses. The record-breaking year broke the former record by 1 win. Set by the 1996 Chicago Bulls who finished with a record of 72-10 and won the NBA Championship.

Golden State Warriors Record 2016

Despite winning the most games in NBA regular season history (73), the 2016 Golden State Warriors did NOT win the NBA Championship that season. The Warriors lost in the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers, led by LeBron James.

Related: List of NBA Champions

2016 NBA Finals Game 7 Highlights

The epic best-of-seven series went to 7 games and instantly became one of the Greatest NBA Finals in League History.

NBA MVP 2016

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors won the 2016 NBA MVP. The 27 point guard took all of the 1st Place Votes. Kawhi Leonard finished 2nd, and NBA Champion, LeBron James finished 3rd in the voting.


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