Little Known Facts About the Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors are a modern NBA dynasty, but their history is packed with surprising twists and turns.

Let’s explore the hidden gems of this California team:

  1. Philadelphia Roots: The Warriors began as the Philadelphia Warriors in 1946 and won the first-ever NBA (then called the BAA) championship in 1947.
  2. Wilt the Stilt in Philly: Wilt Chamberlain, one of the most dominant players ever, played for the Philadelphia Warriors in the 1960s, leading them to another championship in 1964.
  3. West Coast Move: They became the San Francisco Warriors in 1962, relocating before finally settling in Oakland as the Golden State Warriors in 1971.
  4. “Run TMC”: Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin formed an electrifying trio in the late 80s/early 90s. Their up-tempo style earned them the nickname Run TMC.
  5. A Long Championship Drought: Between 1975 and 2015, the Warriors didn’t win a single NBA championship despite fielding talented teams throughout the years.
  6. Strength in Numbers: The motto “Strength in Numbers” emerged during their dynasty run, emphasizing teamwork and depth over individual superstars.
  7. Splash Brothers Revolution: Steph Curry and Klay Thompson, nicknamed the Splash Brothers, changed the game with their unmatched three-point shooting.
  8. Record-Breaking Season: The 2015-16 Warriors had a historic 73-9 regular season record, the best in NBA history.
  9. The KD Era: Kevin Durant joining the team sparked controversy. Still, his addition helped them win back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.
  10. Oracle’s Roar: Oracle Arena in Oakland was known for its passionate fans, creating a legendary home-court advantage.
  11. Chase Center on the Bay: The Warriors now play in the state-of-the-art Chase Center in San Francisco, marking a new era for the franchise.
  12. A Coaching Dynasty: Steve Kerr has built a coaching dynasty of his own, emphasizing ball movement, player empowerment, and defensive intensity.
  13. Joe Lacob’s Bold Vision: Owner Joe Lacob’s bold moves and commitment to innovation have fueled the Warriors‘ modern success.
  14. Draymond the Heartbeat: Draymond Green is the emotional core of the team. His trash-talking, defense, and all-around passion set the tone.
  15. More Than Just Stars: Role players like Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, and Kevon Looney have all been crucial to titles along the way.

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