For the past 5 years, one of the most popular professional sports teams in the entire world has been the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors, who are in the Western Conference of the NBA, have been extremely successful and popular with fans do to their fast style of play, high winning percentage, and very marketable talent. While the Golden State Warriors have been very popular, there has been speculation that the team may be changing its name in the near future.
Prior to the start of the 2019 NBA season, the Warriors will be moving into a new home. Currently, the team plays in a stadium near Oakland but will be moving into a new high profile stadium located in the Mission Hill district of San Francisco. Due to the move, there was a lot of speculation that the team would be changing its name to the San Francisco Warriors to account for the move of the team. However, the team has debunked this rumor and will continue to operate as Golden State (https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/golden-state-warriors-confirm-they-wont-change-name-when-moving-to-san-francisco-before-2019-20-season/). This, they feel, will continue to give a sense of unity in the northern California region.
It would not have been a huge surprise for the team to change their name. From the 1962 season until 1971, the team also played in the stadium in San Francisco and did call themselves the San Francisco Warriors. Regardless of what the team name is, the Warriors are bound to continue to be quite successful.
Over the past three years, the Warriors have won two NBA titles and have set many different NBA records in terms of scoring, shooting, and winning percentage. One of the main reasons why the team has continued to be very successful is that it has a lot of very talented players on their roster. Currently, the team is led by a variety of All Stars including Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green. This has helped the team to be very good on both sides of the ball as the rest of the league has tried to keep up.
As the current season comes to a close, the Warriors look ready for the playoffs. They have had some injuries recently, but are expected to be near full health in the near future.