MIAMI — Golden State, take note. Putting together a historic regular-season is only half the battle for teams trying to etch out a spot in the annals of sports immortality.
It doesn’t guarantee a title.
If the Warriors break the Chicago Bulls’ single-season win record of 72 set back in the 1995-96 season, they’ll be celebrated as the greatest team in NBA history — of the regular-season variety, that is. To go down as truly the best ever, as unfair as this may seem, they would still have to win a championship.