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Warriors become greatest team ever

Warriors recordIt’s unthinkable that in an era in sports with free agency and salary caps where the leagues are set up to create parity with the worst teams capable of getting better, faster than the best teams get better that one team can go through an entire NBA season and suffer fewer than 10 defeats. But the Golden State Warriors have done it, following their NBA Championship season with a 73-9 overall record to become the winningest team in NBA history.

Many thought the Chicago Bulls 72 wins was an unbreakable record. That team was led by the best player in history, another undisputed Hall of Famer, arguably the best coach in basketball history and some of the best roll players ever. But that team is no longer the best ever. The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors are.

Stephen Curry continues to build on becoming known as the greatest basketball player in the world with 46 points of 14-for-24 shooting and 10 3-pointers as the Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104 on Wednesday night in the season finale.

This team does everything well. It’s amazing.

They are the best 3-point shooting team in the league and with that you’d assume their overall shooting percentage would be down, but they lead the league in that too. And with their guys so often hanging out on the perimeter, you’d assume they were at best a mediocre rebounding team, but they are fourth in the league in rebounding.

With their fast-paced offense, you’d assume the extra possessions mean poor defense, but they are second in the league in 3-point percentage defense and second in overall field-goal percentage defense.

What has been even more amazing this year is that Steve Kerr missed a significant amount of time as their head coach with an injury, but they still one a ton of game with Luke Walton serving at the interim head coach.

No team has figured out how to beat the Warriors twice. The worst stretch they have had was two losses in three games to Boston and Minnesota at the start of April, but this is a team that started the year with 24-straight wins, a bevvy of great players who would still be incredibly successful even if Curry was not there, because they all understand their roles and how to play together to win.

They are a special team and officially the best team in history.

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You could say Corey was born to become a sports journalist. His father won a national championship coaching college soccer. His mother is a baseball fanatic who hasn't missed seeing an Orioles game since 1983 (literally, sometimes it's annoying). His great uncle was a big-time boxing promoter and his maternal grandfather was once a department head at the Baltimore Sun. Basically, sports and journalism run through his blood. He played just about every little league sports there was when he was a kid and was a multi-sport athlete in high school; even playing in the first-ever high school sanction Rugby game in the country. Eventually he retired from sports as an undefeated Maryland state Rugby champion as a high school senior. Perhaps lack of athletic talent has more to do with the retirement, but he will tell you that it more had to do with a great desire to jump right into media. Upon his graduation from University of Maryland, Baltimore County as a triple communications major, Corey started the So Much Sports network and has continued to grow his websites and continues to work to make them premier sports media outlets.

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