The Golden State Warriors have the word “golden” embedded in their franchise name for a reason. After sinking the Boston Celtics in the 2022 NBA Finals, the Warriors have won the NBA Championship for the fourth time in the last eight seasons.
With their seventh title in franchise history, which ranks third among NBA organizations behind only the Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State has triumphantly returned to glory. It’s been an unbelievable journey during these last couple of years and the organization has gone through unmeasurable hurdles to reach the top of the league once again.
As the dynasty lives on, let’s dive into three takeaways surrounding the Golden State Warriors’ fascinating re-emergence as NBA champions.
3 takeaways from the Golden State Warriors’ return to glory: 1. They have defined resiliency
Just two seasons ago, the Golden State Warriors had the worst record in the NBA at 15-50. Last year, the Warriors missed the playoffs following a heartbreaking loss in the play-in round. It seemed like everyone had counted them out after Kevin Durant left the organization to sign with the Brooklyn Nets during free agency in 2019. It seemed like the Warriors’ dynasty was over.
Now, they’re suddenly the NBA champions yet again. Behind pure resiliency, self-belief, and the urgent mentality to win, Golden State surged to victory to reclaim its spot atop the NBA’s best.
It really is incredible what the Warriors were able to accomplish this season after all they have been through since falling to the Toronto Raptors in the 2019 NBA Finals. Klay Thompson’s series of significant injuries stand out the most with the star sharpshooter being sidelined for 941 days before returning to the court on January 9th this year.
Steph Curry and Draymond Green had their fair share of injuries too while Golden State also had to deal with the drama centered around Durant’s departure, loads of criticism from the media, long stretches of losing, and rebuilding the entire supporting cast from their previous five-straight trips to the NBA Finals.
It’s truly astonishing how much adversity the Golden State Warriors faced…