Golden State Warriors owner Joe Lacob was lamenting on the team’s 73-win season last year and how they didn’t win the championship at the end. There was some debate over whether the wins record meant anything since the Warriors didn’t win the title.
Lacob received some jarring words from Michael Jordan, who was on the 72-win Chicago Bulls team and won the championship in 1996 over the Seattle Supersonics. Lacob elaborate a little more on 95.7 The Game.
“On the collective bargaining agreement, I was on the labor committee and I was in New York having a bunch of dinners with Michael Jordan and other owners,” Lacob said. “There were six of us. Actually, Dan was one of them, Dan Gilbert. Anyway, Michael Jordan — people are drinking and having a good time and all that, but there was a moment where he said, you know, ’73 don’t mean sh*t.’ He did it, Michael Jordan did that. And I looked at him and I just decided not to make a big deal of it. I said, you know, you’re right, we didn’t win it, we had to get better.”
Jordan’s competitive edge hasn’t gone away and it may have gotten even edgier since he stopped playing the sport.