The Warriors didn't win the 2016 NBA Finals, so they won't be hanging another NBA title banner in their practice facility or home arena this fall. But despite their shortcomings in the postseason last spring, Golden State did have one hell of a year during their 2015-16 NBA campaign. They finished the regular season with a 73-9 record to knock the 1995-96 Bulls off their pedestal and break their record for the most wins in an NBA regular season. So they're not going to let the lack of a title spoil their entire year.
Instead, as you can see in the photo above which was captured by Complex senior editor Russ Bengtson this week, they have hung a 73-9 banner in their practice facility in Oakland, California to commemorate what they accomplished. The banner points out the fact that the team set an NBA record by winning 73 games and includes the names of every single player on the team last season. We'd be willing to bet that the Warriors would gladly trade this banner for the other one they were chasing, but this banner is obviously nothing to scoff at. Seventy-three wins is a record that will (probably) never be broken.
We also highly doubt this is the last banner Steph Curry & Co. are going to add to the Warriors' collection. During a recent interview with USA Today, Curry said that the Warriors' Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers is "something that will stay with me pretty much forever." He also called it "a motivator to come back even stronger" this season. And between that and the addition of Kevin Durant, the Warriors are likely going to need to make room for more banners in the very near future.