In 1946, the franchise that would become the Golden State Warriors formed in Philadelphia. Still known as the Warriors, they played there until moving to San Francisco in 1962 and then to Golden State in 1971. The team currently plays in Oakland, California, and has two championships in their National Basketball History (1956 and 1975) and three overall. The team has reached the championship six times, but has won just two divisional titles, but none since 1976.
Over their extensive history in the sport, the Warriors have seen some of the best players in the league compete for them. Among those legends that have had their jerseys retired are Wilt Chamberlain, Chris Mullin, Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond, Tom Meschery and Al Attles. These aren’t the only great players to compete for the Warriors, as the team has seen other talented players including current stars Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
In the case of the Golden State duo currently leading the team, the Warriors have two of the best all-around talents in the sport. Curry was the seventh overall pick of the 2009 NBA Draft and he is already a NBA legend. Thompson was the 11th pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and quickly turned into an elite-level player that same season, averaging better than 16 points per game.
The Warriors play their home games at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The facility is one of the oldest being used in the NBA, having opened in 1966. It was renovated in the 1990s and seats nearly 20,000 basketball fans each night. With increased enthusiasm towards the team, the Oracle Arena constantly sells out. Among the best seats at the arena are obviously courtside seats, but even seats in the second level provide a great atmosphere for a game.