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Golden State Warriors
Originally based in Philadelphia, the Golden State Warriors moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962. While the franchise became stagnant for most of its existence, it has since become one of the greatest dynasties in the modern NBA. Thanks to Stephen Curry, who leads the Golden State Warriors’ team stats, the franchise is now one of the most prestigious.
Not only are the Warriors popular, but Golden State is also a lucrative team to bet on the NBA odds. The Warriors captured many championships as an underdog like in 1975 and 2015. If this franchise proves one thing, it’s that it can be much better than folks expect.
Conference & Division
- Founded: 1946
- Conference: Western
- Division: Pacific
City: San Francisco, California
Stadium: Chase Center
Championships & Titles
- 7 NBA Championships
- 7 Conference Championships
- 12 Division Titles
Golden State Warriors All-Time Records
Most points all-time:
- Stephen Curry, 20,064
Most rebounds all-time:
- Nate Thurmond, 12,771
Most assists all-time:
- Stephen Curry, 5,388
Most steals all-time:
- Stephen Curry, 1,367
Most blocks all-time:
- Adonal Foyle, 1,140
Most wins all-time (coach):
- Steve Kerr, 429
Golden State Warriors Stats & Team History
The Warriors were a founding member of the Basketball Association of America (BAA) in 1946. It won the inaugural championship, which the NBA continues to recognize after the 1949 merger. A fella by the name of “Wilt Chamberlain” became the franchise’s first star, although he was traded to Philadelphia shortly after the franchise relocated to San Francisco.
Without Chamberlain, the Warriors became a terrible team. Fortunately, Rick Barry joined in 1966 and quickly became one of the league’s best players. Barry led the Warriors back to the NBA Finals in 1967 in a losing cause. In 1975, aided by Jamaal Wilkes, he completed the job as the team upset Washington for its first title as the Golden State Warriors.
Unfortunately, the Warriors became mired by mismanagement and bad luck. The team spent the majority of the next three decades shuffling coaches and missing the playoffs for prolonged periods. Golden State made the postseason just six times from 1977 to 2012.
But the Warriors were not short on talent. The team had plenty of promising stars such as Chris Mullin and Mitch Richmond in the late 80s, Tim Hardaway and Latrell Sprewell in the 90s, and Gilbert Arenas in the 2000s. Unfortunately, the Warriors either traded them away too early, or let them walk.
During the 2006-07 season, Golden State had a brief but memorable playoff run. The eighth-seeded team with a 42-40 regular season record upset the top-seeded Dallas Mavericks, who won 25 more games. This was the first time an eighth seed beat a one seed in a best-of-seven series.
This magical run was known as the “We Believe Warriors”. This was followed by a new ownership group, led by Joe Lacob purchasing the team in 2010. Together with the arrival of Curry in 2009, it was a turning point for the franchise.
Golden State also drafted the likes of Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. With Curry, the trio formed the nucleus for what would become the greatest team of the 2010s. The Warriors returned to the NBA playoffs in 2013 and, with Steve Kerr joining as coach in 2014, won the NBA Championship in 2015.
The Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for five consecutive seasons winning three titles in the process. After two years off, the Warriors won another title in 2022. Curry continues to lead the Warriors’ stats as Golden State aims for more championships soon.