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Metta World Peace says the Lakers want to go 73-9

Lakers forward Metta World Peace said the team will go after the Chicago Bulls NBA record for most wins in a season. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace is making big boasts about the upcoming season, especially since the Lakers acquired talents such as Dwight Howard, two-time MVP Steve Nash.

Put those pieces with Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol and World Peace says he has a certain record in mind: The Chicago Bulls record for most wins in a season. Last season, the Lakers went 41-25 in a lockout shortened season before being eliminated in five games by the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western Conference Semifinals.

"We definitely want to beat the Bulls record and go 73-9, that's definitely something that I want to do," World Peace said via Sports Radio Interviews. "Whoever is out there at the beginning of the season then we gotta get it. It's as simple as that. We just have to go get it. I think people still have to go through the Lake Show. I think everything goes through the Lake Show."

World Peace said that the Bulls record of 72-10, set in the 1995-96 season, has been on his mind.

"No question. 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," he said. "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.”

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