Golden State Warriors

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Golden State Warriors
2021–22 Golden State Warriors season
Golden State Warriors logo
HistoryPhiladelphia Warriors
San Francisco Warriors
Golden State Warriors
ArenaChase Center
LocationSan Francisco, California
Team colorsRoyal blue, California golden yellow[4][5][6]
Main sponsorRakuten[7]
PresidentRick Welts
General managerBob Myers
Head coachSteve Kerr
OwnershipGovernors Joe Lacob (majority), Peter Guber
Affiliation(s)Santa Cruz Warriors
Championships6 (1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018)
Conference titles11
Eastern: 3 (1947, 1948, 1956)[8]
Western: 8 (1964, 1967, 1975, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Division titles7 (1975, 1976, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
Retired numbers6 (13, 14, 16, 17, 24, 42)

The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. They are one of the oldest teams in the NBA. They played in Philadelphia as the Philadelphia Warriors from 1946 to 1962, and in San Francisco from 1962 to 1971. Currently, they play in San Francisco, California at the Chase Center. The Warriors have won six NBA championships, in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Many great basketball players have played or still play for the Warriors, these players are Joe Fulks, Paul Arizin, Neil Johnston, Tim Hardaway, Wilt Chamberlain, Guy Rodgers, Al Attles, Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond, Chris Mullin, Latrell Sprewell, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Damian Jones, Kevon Looney, David West, Andrew Bogut, Marreese Speights, Harrison Barnes, Matt Barnes, and Patrick McCaw.

In the 2007 NBA playoffs, they pulled off one of the biggest upsets in NBA playoff history by upsetting the Dallas Mavericks, who lost to the Miami Heat in last year's finals in six games and finished with 67 wins and 15 losses. The Mavs also had Dirk Nowitzki, who won MVP that year. Before they shocked Dirk's Mavericks, the Warriors had Baron Davis and they also had 42 wins and 40 losses. They won the series 4-2 in Game 6, but lost to the Utah Jazz in five games in the second round.

In 2016, the Warriors went back to NBA Finals and met the Cleveland Cavaliers, who they beat the year before, but they became the 11th team to blow a 3-1 series lead and the first to do it in the NBA Finals and lost. Before losing 4-3 to the Cavaliers, they had 73 wins and 9 losses, breaking the 1996 Chicago Bulls' 72-10 record and also becoming the 10th team to overcome a 3-1 series deficit to win the series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. With the help of Durant, the Warriors would win back-to-back titles against the Cavaliers in 2017 and 2018 before losing to the Toronto Raptors in 2019.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Warriors All-Time Yearly Results" (PDF). Golden State Warriors 2017–18 Media Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 16, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 30, 2017. Retrieved April 5, 2017.
  3. "–Golden State Warriors seasons". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. "Golden State Warriors Unveil New Logo, Color Scheme And Branding Elements". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 17, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2017. The colors of the new logos and branding elements are Warriors Royal Blue and California Golden Yellow.
  5. "A Refreshed Look for the 2019-20 Season". NBA Media Ventures. June 12, 2019. Retrieved June 25, 2019.
  6. "Golden State Warriors Reproduction and Usage Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  7. NBA Media Ventures, LLC (September 12, 2017). "Warriors and Rakuten Form Jersey Partnership". Press release. Retrieved December 17, 2017. 
  8. 1947–48 BAA Season Summary

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