(CNN)He’s the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player and is arguably the best player in the league. He’s having a career year. And he’s leading the defending champions to potentially the best record in NBA history.
Being Stephen Curry is pretty sweet right now.
Curry and the Golden State Warriors enter the All-Star break with a 48-4 record. They’re on pace to break the all-time regular-season record for wins, held by the Chicago Bulls, who finished the season 72-10 in the 1995-96 season. Aside from that Bulls team, no other NBA franchise has won 70 games in a regular season.
Curry doesn’t hide from it: The Warriors want that record.
“There’s not many opportunities that you probably have to go after that record,” Curry said Friday to CNN’s Andy Scholes. “Obviously, going to win a championship, that’s the main goal. But there’s a reason that we’re still talking about that ’95-’96 Bulls team that was able to accomplish the 72-and-10 record. They were on a mission that year and ended up winning the championship as well. So that’s kind of where we want to be.
“But when you have a shot at history and being the best regular-season team in the history of the NBA, I think you’ve got to go for it.”