The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball Group Located 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 city’s name, before shifting its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. [b] They will begin 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 tournament in 1956, directed by Hall of Fame trio Paul Arizin, Tom Gola, also Neil Johnston. On the other hand, the Warriors wouldn’t go back to similar heights in Philadelphia, and after a short rebuilding period after the trade of star Wilt Chamberlain, the team moved to San Francisco. With star players Jamaal Wilkes and Rick Barry, the Warriors returned to name contention, and won their third tournament in 1975, in what is largely considered among the biggest upsets in NBA history.
This would precede another period of battle in the 1980s, before getting playoff regulars in the turn of the decade with stars 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 from 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 in 2017 and 2018 with the help of former league MVP Kevin Durant.
Nicknamed the Dubs as a shortening of”W’s”, the Warriors hold several NBA records; they’ve registered the best ever regular season, most wins in a season (regular season and postseason combined), as well as the finest postseason run. Together with the joint shooting of Curry and Thompson, they’re credited as one of the best 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 would be the seventh highest valued sports business in the United States, and joint-tenth in the world, with an estimated value of about $3.1 billion.