5 Reasons LeBron James and the Miami Heat Could Win More Than 72 Games

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5 Reasons LeBron James and the Miami Heat Could Win More Than 72 Games
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The gold standard for NBA regular-season excellence is the 72-10 record of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season.

The Bulls remain the only team in league history to win more than 70 games in the regular season, an amazing feat considering the strength of former Celtic and Laker teams.

In the last decade the most victories any team has compiled in a season is 67 wins by the Dallas Mavericks in 2006-07.

When LeBron James decided to join forces with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, many analysts and experts, including ESPN's Jeff Van Gundy, believed that the Heat could break the regular-season record of the Chicago Bulls and win more than 72 games. 

Two years, two NBA Finals appearances and one championship later, and the Heat have not looked even close to sniffing the Bulls record, though I will cut the Heat some slack for last year, as it was a lockout-shortened season.

However, this upcoming season I believe the Heat have a chance at topping MJ's Bulls. Here's why.

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