5 Reasons To Go To A Warriors Game This Year
An awesome perk of living in the East Bay is that it’s also home to one of the hottest professional sports teams in America. The ‘it’ basketball team. The Golden State Warriors. Their record-breaking season has had a nation of basketball fans at the edge of their seats, watching in astonishment. Here, we break it down with 5 reasons to head to Oracle arena to cheer on the Warriors towards more record-breaking wins.
- The Stars.
Steph Curry, Warriors #30 Guard, thrills fans with his unprecedented talent. This year he became the first NBA player to make 300 3-pointers in a season, extending a record he holds; and the season still underway. He was the 2015 NBA Most Valuable Player, and in 2016 he was named an NBA All-Star starter for the third consecutive year. He’s a top NBA talent and bright star for the Warriors.
Klay Thompson, Warriors #11 Guard-Forward, with his large 6’7”, 215-pound frame, is a highly-skilled scorer and one-on-one defender. His size boosts his incredible talent as a 3-point shooter; he’s able to score from anywhere in the offensive zone. In 2015, Thompson was named to both the All-NBA Team and the NBA All-Star Team. He did it again in 2016, with his second NBA All-Star placement. Klay won the 2016 All-Star 3-point contest (beating teammate Curry who was the winner in 2015) in the final round.
Draymond Green, Warrior #23 Forward, is one of the most versatile skilled players in the league. A top defender and passer, he is fast and infuses quick-decisions and high-energy plays into each game. He was named to the 2015 NBA All-Defensive Team, along with Andrew Bogut. In 2016, he received his first All-Star nomination and joined veteran All-Stars Curry and Thompson on the 2016 NBA All-Star team.
Andrew Bogut, Warriors #12 Center, was named to the All-NBA Third Team honors in 2009-10, making him the first All-NBA Center to play for the Warriors since Ralph Sampson in 1987. At 7-ft-tall and 260 pounds, his stature mixed with fast coordination makes him a natural rebounder and shot-blocker. He is the first Warrior ever to hit 60% from the field while averaging 10 rebounds per game. He was named to the 2015 NBA All-Defensive Team, along with Draymond Green.
Harrison Barnes, Warrior #40 Forward, is a thrill to watch, but you need to keep a fast eye. He’s quick on his feet and is all about movement and vertical plays. He’s fluid on the court with superior one-on-one moves.
- The Plays.
The Adaptability. Prior to Steven Kerr, what previous Head Coach
Mark Jackson brought to the Warriors over the years (along with many other things), was the vision of building a team of versatile, young, enthusiastic athletes. The Warriors have players like Andrew Bogut who can both go inside allowing the team to play stand up offense, or they can play the high post and become passers opening up the defense. But they also have faster, smaller forwards like Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green who allow them to pick up the speed of the game and play small when needed. Because of the variety of style of play, it gives the team options on how they approach their opponents, which makes them fun and exciting to watch.
The Splash. In 2014, Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry were dubbed the “Splash Brothers” when they shot a combined 484 three-pointers in a season, setting a new NBA record. Curry and Thompson have the ability to light it up on any given night with their 3-point “splashes”, and when they do it is a thing of beauty. This is allowed by Bogut, along with Green and “Mo Buckets” (Speights), to take the inside lanes, post up, and draw in the defense, leaving the Splash Brothers free to do their thing.
- The Coaches. The Warriors power duo Head Coach Steve Kerr and Lead Assistant Coach Luke Walton are a force to watch.
In May 2014, the Warriors named Steve Kerr head coach. In his first year, Kerr broke the record for the most wins for a rookie coach. The Warriors then won the 2015 NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years, making Kerr the first rookie coach to win a championship since 1982. Kerr recently returned from a medical leave and is back in the lead.
Lead Assistant Coach Luke Walton led the team in Kerr’s absence. With Walton at the helm, the Warriors had an NBA-record breaking winning streak start to the season, earning Kerr the honor of NBA Western Conference Coach of the Month in November 2015.
4. The Fans. Warriors fans are serious about their team and watching a game with them will make you serious about it too. The atmosphere they create at Oracle is electric and exciting, making the experience that much more fun. And as the Warriors continue to approach and surpass history-making wins and achievements, the stands are the best place to be on game nights.
5.The Excitement.For long-time Warriors fans, this is a euphoric time.
In 2015, the Warriors won their first championship in 40 years. And for basketball lovers everywhere, the Warriors are ‘the’ team in the NBA right now. They draw packed houses on every road game. Viewers are tuned in. All of this fun is in high-demand. Home games come at a premium, but tickets can be found. People need to see history in the making. This year, the Warriors started off the season with the most consecutive wins of any professional sports team in any sport (24). They are currently pursuing the best NBA record of all time held by Jordan’s 95-96 Bulls (72).
Seeing the Warriors during this historic season is something you can tell your grandkids about….
Schedule for Upcoming Games: http://www.nba.com/warriors/schedule
Ticket Information: http://www.nba.com/warriors/tickets
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