Jeff Van Gundy to Barry Jackson of the MIAMI HERALD on the Miami Heat this season:
The Heat not only will be great, but historically great. So predicts the co-lead NBA analyst for ABC/ESPN.
They will break the single-season win record [of 72].
I think they have a legit shot at the Lakers’ 33-game [winning] streak [in 1971-72], as well. And only the Lakers have even a remote shot at beating them in a playoff series. They will never lose two games in a row this year.
They have put together a much better roster than anybody could ever have expected. There is now no good way to defend them. They are unguardable. They are indefensible. They are just too good and have added so much shooting and are so versatile that they will score at will.
Steve Kerr of the ‘95-96 Bulls that went 72-10 commented on Van Gundy’s predictions: Read more…