72-10 Chicago Bulls Mixtape

Hey guys, here’s a mixtape I’m actually interested in! 😀

With the 72-10 record in doubt and the Warriors’ chase for 73 at the top of its wave today, the NBA released this incredible highlight package of the ’95-’96 Bulls that’s a must-watch, Bulls fan or not.

For me and many others, this is a nostalgic trip down memory lane to our childhood. We were too young to remember every detail of every game (for instance, the Rodman tip-in buzzer beater in Indiana) but we do remember the times in general quite vividly. I have enduring memories of keeping score of their games, attending one at the United Center vs. the Pistons and watching the 70th win — both with my cousin from overseas.

Memories aside, it’s just incredible to see how much of a true team these guys were. There were countless extra passes in just the 5 minutes above and that’s how they played. It was more than just Michael and Scottie scoring. And of course, they did that aplenty (and with style) too.

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CHICAGO - 1996: The 1995-96 NBA Chicago Bulls pose for a team portrait in Chicago, IL. Front row (left to right): Toni Kukoc, Luc Longley, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr. Second row: Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, James Edwards, Bill Wennington, Dickey Simpkins, Jack Haley, Randy Brown. Back Row: John Paxson, Jimmy Rodgers, Head coach Phil Jackson, Jim Cleamons, and Tex Winter. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges  and agrees that, by downloading and or using this  photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 1996 (Photo by NBA Photo Library/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

CHICAGO – 1996: The 1995-96 NBA Chicago Bulls pose for a team portrait in Chicago, IL. Front row (left to right): Toni Kukoc, Luc Longley, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Ron Harper, Steve Kerr. Second row: Jud Buechler, Jason Caffey, James Edwards, Bill Wennington, Dickey Simpkins, Jack Haley, Randy Brown. Back Row: John Paxson, Jimmy Rodgers, Head coach Phil Jackson, Jim Cleamons, and Tex Winter. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 1996 (Photo by NBA Photo Library/ NBAE/ Getty Images)

Coming back to the present day, with the Warriors-Spurs happening in an hour, this may be the last year the Bulls hold the previously unfathomable regular season record. I’ve been saying since the Warriors’ 24-game undefeated streak to start the season that they will do it and I’m sticking to it today with San Antonio’s season-long home undefeated streak looming. And if the Warriors do in fact do it, I’m happy it’s them. Curry & Co. are as fun as any team and they play much the same way as the ’95-’96 Bulls when it comes to togetherness. To be honest, I’m rooting for history because it would be such an awesome accomplishment. If they break the record (and win the title) there’s still a debate between them, these Bulls, and the ’86 Celtics as the best NBA team ever. That debate will still be there and the record won’t sway it one way or the other. Join me in rooting for history!