The Golden State Warriors have the most stacked team in NBA history at the moment.
A lot of credit goes to general manager Bob Myers. He has built this team over the last few years and is continuing to do so with moves this offseason.
There are always going to be debates about which players belong on a list like this.
Most fans would agree that these five Warriors players deserve to get listed. All among the top five Golden State Warriors of all time.
Let’s dive a little deeper into each of them and figure out where they rank among the rest of the franchise’s legends.
If there’s anyone on this list that you’ve heard of before, it’s the guy himself: Stephen Curry. The first-overall pick by the Warriors back in 2009 has become one of the best players in the NBA.
In fact, he got named the 2017-18 NBA Most Valuable Player. Capping off an incredible season where he set a new record for three-pointers in a season. With 272 (and counting).
He’s also the only player in NBA history to make over 50 three-pointers in a single game, and he’s made two of them so far.
But the thing about Curry is that he doesn’t score baskets, and he doesn’t make baskets. His incredible work on the defensive end of the floor has become a staple of his legacy, as well.
Wilt Chamberlain may not have been the most talented player. It’s hard to ignore how good he was.
Chamberlain is best known for his record-setting 72 points. This was against the New York Knicks back in 1965. But his stats that year were actually very impressive too. As he averaged a career-high 31.7 points per game while grabbing 19.7 rebounds per game.
He’s one of two players in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 19 rebounds per game. So he was an amazing talent back in his day.
It’s safe to say that he’s still remembered as one of the best players in Warrior’s history.
Chris Mullin was a young recruit when the Warriors drafted him with the 13th overall pick back in 1987. He went on to be one of the most beloved players in Warriors history, and one of the original “Runnin’ Rebels.”
Mullin was an incredible shooter, as he proved time and time again during his time in the Warriors’ uniform. He led the team to the playoffs in both of his seasons with the team but was unable to advance any further.
The Warriors have had a few players wear the “Rocket” in their honor. But none of them has made quite the same impact as Rick Barry did. Barry was a member of the Warriors franchise from 1975 to 1978. H’s considered to be one of the best scorers in Warrior’s history.
And while his stats aren’t as impressive as Steph Curry’s, his legacy is. Barry is one of two players in NBA history to lead his team to two back-to-back NBA championships.
And, of course, you can’t talk about Rick Barry without talking about his famous “steal.”
The Warriors were down by one in the final seconds of the game. Rick Barry stole the ball from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Then immediately passed it to teammate Fred Stoat. Who made a three-pointer to win the game.
The Warriors have had a few superstars in their time, but none of them is bigger than Kevin Durant. Durant got drafted by the Warriors with the 2007 NBA Finals MVP (that’s what he’s called).
Durant has become one of the most dominant players in the league. He’s helped the Warriors become one of the most dangerous teams in the league as well.
Durant is the only player in NBA history to lead his team to a championship. All after getting traded midseason. He’s also one of four players in Warriors history to win the NBA Finals MVP.
As you can tell, the Warriors have had quite a few great players over the years.
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