The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball Group based in San Francisco, California.
The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as part of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. Founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Warriors jumped into the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and took the town’s title, before changing its geographical moniker to Golden State in 1971. [b] They will begin playing their home games at 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, and Neil Johnston. However, the Warriors would not return to heights that are similar in Philadelphia, and after a short rebuilding period after the transaction of star Wilt Chamberlain, the team moved to San Francisco. With star players Jamaal Wilkes and Rick Barry, the Warriors returned into name contention, and won their third tournament in 1975, in what is largely considered one of the biggest upsets in NBA history.
This would precede another period of struggle in the 1980s, before getting playoff regulars in the turn of the decade with celebrities Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, and Chris Mullin, colloquially referred to as”Run TMC”. After failing to capture a championship, the team entered a different rebuilding phase in the 2000s. The Warriors’ fortunes changed in the 2010s, ushering in a new era of achievement led by Stephen Curry. After deploying recurrent All-Stars Klay Thompson and Draymond Green, the group returned to championship glory in 2015, before winning another two in 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 enrolled the best ever regular season, most wins in a season (regular season and postseason combined), as well as the best postseason run. Together with the joint shooting of Curry and Thompson, they are credited as one of the greatest backcourts of time. The team’s six NBA championships are tied for third-most in NBA history with the Chicago Bulls. According to Forbes, the Warriors would be the seventh highest valued sports franchise in the United States, and joint-tenth on the planet, having an estimated value of approximately $3.1 billion.