In case you missed it, Metta World Peace said the Los Angeles Lakers are going to try to go 73-9 to better the NBA-record of 72-10 by the Chicago Bulls in 1997-98.
“We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9, that’s definitely something that I want to do. Whoever is out there at the beginning of the season then we gotta get it. It’s as simple as that. We just have to go get it,” World Peace said, according to Sports Radio Interviews. (Host: So that Bulls record is something you’re thinking about?) No question. You try to snatch records before you leave this earth. You gotta try to do a lot of great things so it’s definitely a goal. With Dwight Howard, (Steve) Nash, Kobe (Bryant), myself, Pau (Gasol) and then (Antawn) Jamison and a lot of great additions it’s something that’s possible.”
I have already weighed in saying I think they will win 70, skeptics abound, and Kurt Helin of Pro BasketballTalk on NBCSports.com makes an argument that the Miami Heat have better chance of winning 72 in a weaker East than the Lakers do of reaching that number. (Helin doesn’t think the Heat can do it).
So we will let our readers weigh in, too.
The first poll below is new, the second one (How many games will the Lakers win?) has been running for a month, and the third one (How many games will the Heat win? is new.
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