The Golden State Warriors may be far from contention now, but they've made history in these past few years, winning and dominating at a pace rarely seen in the professional sports market.
Now, on the cusp of a new decade, the Warriors were recently given another accolade to add to their collection: the team of the decade.
The Golden State Warriors have been named ‘Franchise of the Decade’ across all professional sports teams by the Sports Business Journal/Daily, it was announced today. Over the last 10 years, the Warriors have demonstrated innovation, led the league and all professional sports in a variety of business categories and won three NBA Championships, in addition to building and opening Chase Center, the team’s new, state-of-the-art arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.
The Dubs have been nothing short of exceptional these past ten years. Going from a team mired in losing and mediocrity, they turned things around to become one of the best teams ever assembled, winning three Championships, becoming the face of the NBA, and making history in the process.
It's a well-deserved honor, but probably one that stings a little for the franchise. With their best players out and their best days behind them, it must be hard to think about how good they used to be.