Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Monday, June 20, 2016

The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls still have the last word!

During the 1996-97 NBA season, the league's 50th, some of the great teams were mentioned and debated -- the 1966-67 Philadelphia 76ers, the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, the 1982-83 Philadelphia 76ers, the 1985-86 Boston Celtics, and the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. Michael Jordan ended the discussion when he said, "Anybody else win 72 games?"

The 2015-16 Golden State Warriors answered, "We did!" after they thumped the Memphis Grizzlies for win #73.

Michael Jordan will now have to amend his riposte and ask, "Anybody else win 70-plus games and win a NBA championship?"

70-plus wins don't mean a thing without a ring. That one is all Ron Harper. But he does speak the truth.

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