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Michael Jordan told Draymond Green he'd be 'hot' if the Warriors didn't break the Bulls' record

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The Golden State Warriors forward, Draymond Green, has been one of the more vocal players when talking about breaking the Chicago Bulls' 1995-96 regular season record.

He's made no bones about his desire to etch his name in the history books, and with the Warriors defeating the San Antonio Spurs 92-86 to ensure no side has a perfect home record this season, they have no equalled Chicago's record with one game to spare.

That game comes at home against the Memphis Grizzlies, a team they dispatched on the road just one night prior to the Spurs win.

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Of course, making history is an attraction within itself, but what other motivators have kept the Warriors going through this long, arduous pursuit?

It appears that the cornerstone of the record they are trying to break gave Green words of encouragement to get the job done.

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Of course, that would be Michael Jordan.

MJ put up an average of 30.4 points a night during that record season on his way to an MVP award and championship ring. The Bulls went 72-10 in the process and set a benchmark that many thought would take a very long time to beat, if ever.

Stephen Curry is currently dropping around 29.9 points an outing and is considered the runaway favourite to retain his MVP award.

Parallels aside, apparently it was at the All-Star weekend where, arguably, the greatest to ever play the game told Green to replace them in the annals of NBA history.

Golden State Warriors v Memphis Grizzlies

"Mike told me at All-Star, 'Go win the record. Go get the record. If y'all don't win this record, I'm going to be hot, and I'm blaming you," Green said.

They're somewhat surprising words from Jordan, considering he is known to be one of the fiercest competitors ever.

One might think that Jordan would want to preserve his legacy and retain the record, but it would appear that the Jumpman is more interested in basketball scaling new heights, which is refreshing.

If the San Antonio Spurs manage to win their final two games against the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Dallas Mavericks they will finish with a record of 67-15; a record that the Golden State Warriors exhibited last season as they triumphed the West and went on to become NBA champions.

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That just goes to show what a tremendous feat the Warriors have achieved this season regardless of whether they beat the Grizzlies or not.

Head coach Steve Kerr, who was a part of the Bulls teams in 95-96, too, can proudly say he is part of two sides to reach 72 victories in the regular season. However, the Golden State mastermind has already insisted retaining the NBA title is top of his priority list.

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Draymond Green
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
NBA
Michael Jordan

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