Records are meant to be broken.
With Wednesday marking Michael Jordan's 53rd birthday, the widely regarded GOAT has the perfect idea about how the Golden State Warriors could properly gift him — by breaking the Chicago Bulls' NBA all-time best regular season record of 72-10 set back in 1995-96.
Speaking to CSN Bay Area, fresh off of winning the 3-point contest on All-Star Saturday Night, Klay Thompson shockingly revealed that MJ gave him and the Warriors his blessing to break the Bulls' record.
"He said, 'Go ahead and break the record,'" Thompson told CSN Bay Area, as reported by Yahoo Sports.
Thompson's reaction? Well, the All-Star shooting guard sort of took the blessing in awe.
"Michael Jordan telling me he's cool with me and my teammates breaking one of the most impressive records in basketball...." Thompson said.
At 48-4, the defending champion Warriors own the NBA all-time best record through 52 games, but they'll be tested coming off the All-Star break with a grueling eight-game stretch, which includes six consecutive road games and two games against the tough Oklahoma City Thunder, led by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
If there's anyone who knows how hard it will be to pull off the best NBA regular-season record ever, it's MJ.
Perhaps it was his pre-birthday way of challenging Thompson, Stephen Curry and the Warriors to rise to his level of greatness and beyond.
Now, let's see if they could make his birthday wish come true.
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