Facts you need to know about the Golden State Warriors

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NBA teams play almost every day, and though you might know everything about the players of today, or the past, you might not know all these facts about your favorite team. Today, we selected some interesting facts about one of oldest teams in the NBA: the Golden State Warriors.

  1. The Warriors have had three different names in the history of the franchise, depending on where they were located. The first one was the Philadelphia Warriors, then they became the San Francisco Warriors, and in 1971 the name was changed to the Golden State Warriors. That way the team represented the entire state of California.
  2. The Warriors won the league’s first championship in 1947. The NBA only took its name in 1949, but the three titles before that are officially recognized by the league.
  3. The Warriors have played in eight different arenas throughout their existence, and they will move into the Chase arena in 2019.
  4. The Warriors don’t have an official mascot.
  5. The MVP award was given to a member of the GSW three times. Once to Wilt Chamberlain in 1960 and twice to Steph Curry, in 2015 and 2016.
  6. In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game against the New York Knicks, which is the all-time record. That game, both teams also set the record for most points combined (316). Unfortunately, there is no video footage of the game.
  7. The longest post-season drought for the Golden State Warriors was between 1994 until 2006. They failed to qualify themselves for the playoffs for twelve seasons in a row.
  8. The GSW have retired six numbers for six players: Wilt Chamberlain (13), Tom Meschery (14), Al Attles (16), Chris Mullin (17), Rick Barry (24), Nate Thurmond (42).
  9. In 2016, the Warriors set the record for most wins in the regular season with 73-9. The previous record was set by the 1996 Chicago Bulls, with current head coach Steve Kerr on the team.
  10. This year will be the Warriors 10th appearance in the Finals.

 

NBA teams play almost every day, and though you might know everything about the players of today, or the past, you might not know all these facts about your favorite team. Today, we selected some interesting facts about one of oldest teams in the NBA: the Golden State Warriors.

  1. The Warriors have had three different names in the history of the franchise, depending on where they were located. The first one was the Philadelphia Warriors, then they became the San Francisco Warriors, and in 1971 the name was changed to the Golden State Warriors. That way the team represented the entire state of California.
  2. The Warriors won the league’s first championship in 1947. The NBA only took its name in 1949, but the three titles before that are officially recognized by the league.
  3. The Warriors have played in eight different arenas throughout their existence, and they will move into the Chase arena in 2019.
  4. The Warriors don’t have an official mascot.
  5. The MVP award was given to a member of the GSW three times. Once to Wilt Chamberlain in 1960 and twice to Steph Curry, in 2015 and 2016.
  6. In 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game against the New York Knicks, which is the all-time record. That game, both teams also set the record for most points combined (316). Unfortunately, there is no video footage of the game.
  7. The longest post-season drought for the Golden State Warriors was between 1994 until 2006. They failed to qualify themselves for the playoffs for twelve seasons in a row.
  8. The GSW have retired six numbers for six players: Wilt Chamberlain (13), Tom Meschery (14), Al Attles (16), Chris Mullin (17), Rick Barry (24), Nate Thurmond (42).
  9. In 2016, the Warriors set the record for most wins in the regular season with 73-9. The previous record was set by the 1996 Chicago Bulls, with current head coach Steve Kerr on the team.
  10. This year will be the Warriors 10th appearance in the Finals.

 

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