The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in San Francisco. The Warriors Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA), as a member of the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division. Founded in 1946 in Philadelphia, the Warriors moved to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1962 and took the city’s name, before changing its geographic moniker to Golden State in 1971. The club plays its home games at the Chase Center.
Who are the greatest Golden State Warriors of all time?
7-Draymond Green (2012-current)
Often described as the “heartbeat” of the dynastic Warriors, the three-time All-Star enjoyed setting the ferocious defensive tone, particularly within the vaunted “Death Lineup,” that was at the core of their success.
6-Klay Thompson (2011-current)
Another member of the dynastic core, no one is better when hot. Klay becomes irrationally accurate, which explains his possession of several one-game scoring records, like 37 points in a quarter. The five-time All-Star also happens to be a terrific defender.
5-Wilt Chamberlain (1962-65)
The Bay Area’s original NBA superstar. Oh, sure, he played only two full seasons in the Bay Area. He averaged 44.8 points and 24.3 rebounds in the first, 36.9 and 22.3 in the second. While playing 46.8 minutes per game. Case closed.
4-Nate Thurmond (player, ambassador, 1963-74)
No one has dropped more sweat for this franchise than its career minutes leader, a seven-time All-Star and five-time All-Defensive teamer who spent 11 seasons in the Bay Area. Nate not only was star on the court but also in the community.
3-Rick Barry (1965-67, 1972-78)
An eight-time All-Star ranking No. 3 on the franchise career scoring list, the Hall of Fame small forward was the best player – and Finals MVP – on the only championship team in the first 53 years of its Bay Area existence.
2-Kevin Durant (2016-19)
Four-time scoring champ’s decision as a free agent to choose the Warriors was seismic most notably for telling the rest of the league that the franchise is determined to certify its membership in NBA royalty.
1-Stephen Curry (2009-current)
Golden State’s career scoring leader, the only unanimous MVP in NBA history and the turbocharged engine of a team that made five consecutive NBA Finals, winning three championships. No pro athlete in Bay Area history has done more for a franchise.
How many world championships have the Golden State Warriors won?
The Golden State Warriors are NBA champions for the fourth time in the last eight years, and now have seven titles in franchise history. Stephen Curry led the way in their 4-2 series win over the Boston Celtics, earning his first-ever Finals MVP. Curry finished the Finals averaging 31.2 points, six rebounds, five assists and 5.2 3-pointers made per game en route to his fourth NBA title.
For the first time since relocating from Oakland to the Chase Center in 2019, the Warriors and their fans will hold their championship parade through the streets of downtown San Francisco to celebrate the 2022 title. The parade is expected to start at 2:20 p.m. ET on a 1.4 mile route. Parade coverage will be available to watch live on NBCSports Bay Area starting at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Why don’t Golden State Warriors hold rally?
The Golden State Warriors are set to have their championship parade on Monday, but unlike the usual celebrations, the 2022 festivities will be slightly different.
According to Kylen Mills of KRON4 News, the Warriors’ parade in downtown San Francisco won’t feature a rally before and after the event. The players also won’t give out public speeches, though Stephen Curry and co. are set to make speeches in a private ceremony that will be shown via live broadcast.
There is no reason provided why there won’t be a rally, though it is worth noting that the Warriors are expected to make it up through the parade.
As Mills further noted, the Warriors’ parade will last for three hours despite the route they will take being just over a mile. That means the parade will be slow and there will be a chance to interact with the players at the least.
It remains to be seen what other plans or surprises the Warriors have in place for the parade, though the absence of the rally shouldn’t make the celebrations any less energetic and exciting. After all, it is the team’s fourth championship in eight years, which basically means they have dominated the majority of the past decade.
Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry, who was named Finals MVP for the first time in his accomplished career, explained why this season’s title meant more than the previous ones.
“This one is definitely different because of the three years of baggage we carried coming out of that Game 6 in 2019,” Curry said, referring to that year’s loss to the Toronto Raptors. “I can say it now, I don’t know how many teams could carry that as long as we have with the expectations of comparing us now to teams of past and make it to the mountaintop again.”
Even though there will not be a rally on Monday, Golden State Warriors fans will surely be excited to celebrate another championship for the Bay Area.