The Golden State Warriors have been one of the most successful teams in the NBA for over a decade, with the team becoming the most valuable franchise in the league, ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks, while winning multiple titles.
The Stephen Curry era in the Bay Area has been a wild ride for the Warriors, as the team was able to build from within, drafting Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green while attracting others like Kevin Durant in the process.
Golden State was once considered among the worst franchises in the NBA and a team that could never get over the top in the playoffs, even with stars like Tim Hardaway, Chris Mullin, Chris Webber, Latrell Sprewell, and Mitch Richmond over the years.
Now, this franchise is an example of how to build a team and sustain success, which continues to blow the mind of former Warriors player Matt Barnes.
Barnes recently appeared on the “Point Forward” podcast and talked about the Warriors franchise and how it’s uncanny that this team can continue to succeed without egos getting in the way.
— Point Forward (@pointforward) November 9, 2023
Ironically enough, the Warriors shook things up during the NBA offseason this past summer by getting rid of one of their players, who had started to become a problem because of his ego and poor shot selection on the floor.
The Warriors traded Jordan Poole to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Chris Paul, which was thought to be a bold and head-scratching move but now looks like another stroke of genius for the Warriors.NEXT: Graphic Shows Steph Curry Is On-Pace To Break A LeBron Record At 35