Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant only has four games remaining in his Hall of Fame career, but recently had some words for the Golden State Warriors as they continued their quest to break the regular season wins record set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.
Speaking to Rusty Simmons of The San Francisco Chronicle, Bryant encouraged the Warriors to not rest their starters for the playoffs and instead go all-out to break the record.
“Why do you have to give up one to go for the other? I don’t understand that,” Bryant said. “If I’m them, and I’ve got a chance to set the record, I’m trying to set the damn record. I don’t care what anybody else says. I don’t care how you feel about it. I don’t care what they say about it. If you’ve got a chance to do that, go do it. And, win a championship.”
Golden State defeated the San Antonio Spurs 112-101 at home last night to reach the 70-win mark, just two days after falling to the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves in overtime. That means they must win their final three games to set the record and need to twice defeat the Memphis Grizzlies while also having another matchup with the San Antonio Spurs.
But Bryant knows a thing or two about winning, having five championship rings of his own, so perhaps his words will rally the Warriors to make history.
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