Golden State Warriors
The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in San Francisco, California.
The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of this league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. Founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Warriors relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and took the town’s title, before changing its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. [b] They will start playing their home games in the Chase Center starting in October 2019.
The Warriors won the inaugural Basketball Association of America (BAA) championship in 1947,[c] and won its second championship in 1956, led by Hall of Fame trio Paul Arizin, Tom Gola, also Neil Johnston. On the other hand, the Warriors would not return to heights that are similar in Philadelphia, and after a short rebuilding period after the trade of star Wilt Chamberlain, the group moved to San Francisco. With celebrity players Jamaal Wilkes and Rick Barry, the Warriors returned to title contention, and won their third championship in 1975, in what is largely considered among the biggest upsets in NBA history.
This could precede another period of struggle in the 1980s, before becoming playoff regulars in the turn of this decade with celebrities Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin, colloquially referred to as”Run TMC”. After failing to capture a championship, the group entered a different rebuilding phase in the 2000s. The Warriors’ fortunes changed in the 2010s, ushering in a new era of achievement directed by Stephen Curry. After drafting perennial All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the team returned to championship glory in 2015, before winning the following two at 2017 and 2018 with the help of former league MVP Kevin Durant.
Nicknamed the Dubs as a part of”W’s”, the Warriors hold many NBA records; they have registered the best ever regular season, many wins in a season (regular season and postseason combined), in addition to the finest ever postseason run. Together with the combined shooting of Curry and Thompson, they are credited as one of the greatest backcourts of all time. The group’s six NBA championships are tied to third-most in NBA history with the Chicago Bulls. According to Forbes, the Warriors are the seventh highest appreciated sports franchise in the United States, and joint-tenth in the world, having an estimated value of about $3.1 billion.
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