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Metta World Peace Prediction: Lakers Can Win 73 Games During 2012-13 NBA Season

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 15, 2
Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. The Lakers face the Oklahoma City Thunder in n Game 2 of the NBA basketball tournament Western Conference semifinals in Oklahoma City on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

By Chris Yuscavage, Complex Sports

How's this for setting a lofty goal? Yesterday, Metta World Peace appeared on ESPN's Max and Marcellus radio show to talk about the Lakers upcoming season. And, during the course of the interview, he revealed that the Lake Show has discussed breaking one of the records that Michael Jordan set with the Bulls during the 1995-96 NBA season when they went 72-10 and won an NBA title.

"We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9," he admitted. "That's definitely something that I want to do…You try to snatch records before you leave this earth. You gotta try to do a lot of great things, so it's definitely a goal. With Dwight Howard, [Steve] Nash, Kobe [Bryant], myself, Pau [Gasol], and then [Antawn] Jamison and a lot of great additions, it's something that's possible."

Possible? Yes. Likely? No. We definitely think the Lakers will be good this year. But, historically good? We don't see that happening. It can't hurt to dream, though, right?

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