How's this for setting a lofty goal? Yesterday, Metta World Peace appeared on ESPN's Max and Marcellus radio show to talk about the Lakers upcoming season. And, during the course of the interview, he revealed that the Lake Show has discussed breaking one of the records that Michael Jordan set with the Bulls during the 1995-96 NBA season when they went 72-10 and won an NBA title.
"We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9," he admitted. "That's definitely something that I want to do…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."
Possible? Yes. Likely? No. We definitely think the Lakers will be good this year. But, historically good? We don't see that happening. It can't hurt to dream, though, right?
[via Sports Radio Interviews]