The Golden State Warriors is one of the most successful franchises in the history of the NBA. They’ve won seven titles and have been around for 76 years. However, there are facts about this team that even die-hard fans may not know. In this post, we’ll explore some secrets and share some fun facts about them!
The Golden State Warriors are named after the state of California’s nickname, inspired by the discovery of gold in 1848 and a subsequent influx of prospectors. The team has also been referred to as “the Bay Area’s Team” since its inception because of its location in Oakland and San Francisco Bay Area fans.
Did you know that the Golden State Warriors have been around for 76 years? They’ve won only seven championships during that time. Yet, they are among the most popular teams in the NBA, with fans all over California and outside of it. They also have a lot of great players who can shoot well and are very good at basketball. Statistics reveal that the Warriors have followership of over 25 million people.
The Warriors hold the record for most consecutive home wins in a single season with 54 victories at Oracle Arena during the 2015-16 campaign. The team also holds seven championships and three titles between the 2015 to 2018 seasons and has won more playoff games than any other franchise in the history of the NBA. Wonder what the NBA odds looked like then?
The team’s popularity is evident by its sellout streak, which began on December 8th, 1971, and continued uninterrupted until October 22nd, 2016, when they sold their final two tickets to a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on October 21st, 2016. While this was an important moment for the team and its fanbase, there is no question that it paled compared to what happened just days later: Lebron James announced he was joining them on his infamous decision day special, which aired June 29th – July 1st, 2016!
The team was initially known as the Philadelphia Warriors when they joined the Basketball Association of America in 1946. The following year, they won their first title and would go on to win two more titles before joining the NBA in 1949. In 1962, they moved to San Francisco and became known as the San Francisco Warriors. They later moved to Oakland in 1971. Since then, they’ve been playing their home games at Oracle Arena. The Warriors had to play at various venues until moving into Oracle Arena (then known as Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena) in 1968-69.
The Golden State Warriors have won seven championships in their history. They won the NBA championship in 1947, 1956, 1975, 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2022.
What’s so special about the Warriors? First, they’ve won four championships in their history. Secondly, they have some of the best players in the NBA on their roster. Thirdly, they have had great coaches over the years. Finally, they’ve been around for 76 years!