When initially saw this, I assumed it was a joke, maybe put together before Kobe got hurt, and Dwight Howard bolted.
This is not a fake.
According to Awful Announcing, the folks over at ESPN.com decided that this injured and worn out version of the Lakers and a older version of the Spurs, would be able to contend for the best record in NBA history.
Why else would ESPN have a page dedicated to tracking the overall record of both teams, and compared to the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls team that went 72-10.
“For a team to be considered the greatest of all time, it has to outpace the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls — Michael Jordan’s fourth title team finished 72-10, and many think it was the greatest NBA machine ever assembled.
Two of the most impressive teams of the young season — with a plausible chance of reaching 72 wins — have been the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs.
Bookmark this page and come back to see just how well the Lakers and Spurs are doing, game by game, compared to MJ’s Bulls.”
The Lakers of course would have to go 70-7 the rest of the season to accomplish such a feat. The 3-1 Spurs could care less about such a record.
It’s great for arguments though.
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