President Obama congratulated the Golden State Warriors for breaking the NBA record for regular-season wins, a mark formerly held by his beloved Chicago Bulls.
“Congrats to the @Warriors, a great group of guys on and off the court. If somebody had to break the Bulls' record, I'm glad it's them,” he tweeted early Thursday morning.
Congrats to the @Warriors, a great group of guys on and off the court. If somebody had to break the Bulls' record, I'm glad it's them.— President Obama (@POTUS) April 14, 2016
The Warriors defeated the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night to finish the season with 73 wins and 9 losses, breaking a record that had held for 20 years.
The 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, finished 72-10 and went on to win their fourth NBA title in six seasons. Golden State could repeat as champions this year if they win in the NBA Finals.
Obama has developed a tight bond with the Warriors’ best player, Stephen Curry. He golfed with the defending NBA MVP in Martha’s Vineyard last summer and playfully ribbed him during Golden State’s championship celebration at the White House in February.