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Pivot Points: L.A. Lakers Primed for a Run at NBA Immortality

Seventy wins. In football this is akin to the New England Patriots finishing 16-0, or in baseball the New York Yankees winning 114 games.

Actually, 70 may stand alone, because while the feat is not original in football or baseball, it has been accomplished just once in basketball.

In the long and glorious history of the NBA, only the Chicago Bulls of 1995-1996 ended the tedious, grinding regular season with 70 plus wins.

Other teams have come close to matching the 70 win tier, most notably the same Bulls team the very next year.

They fell one game short in their endeavour to do the unthinkable, post back-to-back 70 win seasons.

The Lakers also won 69 games in their final season in Minnesota, before departing for the sunny beaches of California.


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