Are You a True NBA Fan? Tell Us how Much You Know About the Golden State Warriors

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Heather Cahill

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The Golden State Warriors have a great reputation and the stats to prove it! The team has been around since the mid-20th century, and some of the best players to ever touch the court have played for the Warriors. Wilt Chamberlain and Chris Mullen are only two of many incredible players. What do you know about the team and its players?

Do you know what the team's nickname is? Can you name each of the members of the Splash Brothers? Maybe you can name the members of the Big Three? If that is too easy, can you name the president of the team? The team members are only half of the reason for success, the fans are the other!

Do you know where the team plays their home games? How about what other cities and names the team took on in its history? Do you know which team members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame? The Golden State Warriors have a history like no other team, and they continue to make history today.

You'll need to know more than Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant to ace this quiz! So if you're a true Golden State Warriors fan, take your shot to see what you can score!

What was the original name of the team?

The team's original name was the Philadelphia Warriors. At this time, their home was in the city of Philadelphia and things stayed this way until their relocation in 1962.

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Which player scored an MVP award while playing for the team?

Stephen Curry has scored an MVP award while playing for the team. He is one of only two people from the team to ever be awarded the honor, the other being Wilt Chamberlain.

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What are Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry called?

Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry are called "The Splash Brothers." The two dominate the basketball court with their incredible scoring abilities.

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Where do the Golden State Warriors play?

The Golden State Warriors play in Oakland, California when they are at home. The team moved there in 1971 after they were relocated.

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Who is not a member of the "Big Three?"

Carl Landry is not part of the Big Three. Carl played for the team for one year before playing for the Sacramento Kings. The Big Three includes the newly added Kevin Durant.

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How many points did Wilt Chamberlain single-handedly score in a 1962 game?

Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in a game against the New York Knicks in 1962. He played for the team for six years until going back to Philadelphia.

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Which of the following basketball players never played for the team?

LeBron James never played for the team. He played for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Miami Heat since the start of his career in 2003.

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Which of the following players has played for the team?

Patrick McCaw currently plays for the team, and he has since 2016. He wears number 0 and his position on the team is shooting guard.

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Is it true or false that the team is part of the Western Conference Pacific Division?

This is true. The Golden State Warriors are part of the Western Conference Pacific Division, which is comprised of a total of 5 teams.

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What arena does the team play at?

The team plays at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The arena is located next to the home of the Oakland Athletics team, the Oakland-Almeda County Coliseum.

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Who did the team play in 1987 that is regarded as one of the greatest NBA games?

The team played the Los Angeles Lakers in 1987 which is often called one of the greatest games in the history of the NBA. The Golden State Warriors won by 8 points, with 129 points in total.

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Who is the current general manager of the team?

Bob Myers is the current general manager of the team. He has been awarded with NBA Executive of the Year multiple times as he does a great job of drafting players for the team.

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In which of the following arenas did the Golden State Warriors not play a home game?

The team never played a home game at the Air Canada Centre. They have had many different home arenas due to relocations and other factors.

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Which of the following players was inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Mitch Richmond was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014. He played for the Golden State Warriors for five years in the position of shooting guard.

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Which of the following is not one of the team's official colors?

Red is not an official color of the team. Their official colors are blue, yellow and black which they wear on their jerseys. Blue and yellow are also the colors of the team's logo.

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Is it true or false that the team is moving back to San Francisco?

This is true. The team is planned to move back to San Francisco in 2019. Only this time, they will be playing at the brand new Chase Center rather than at Cow Palace as they did back in 1962.

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Which player from the team won the 2011 NBA Sportsmanship Award?

Stephen Curry won the 2011 NBA Sportsmanship Award. He has won many other awards throughout his career, including being the NBA Scoring Champion.

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Which of the following numbers is retired from the team?

The number 17 was retired from the team which has retired a total of six numbers. The jersey and number belonged to Chris Mullen.

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Who on the team has played the most games?

Chris Mullen played the most games of any player on the team with 807 games. He played for the Golden State Warriors for 12 years of his career.

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Who is the president of the team?

Rick Welts is currently the president of the team and he has been since 2011. He had also been president of other teams such as the Phoenix Suns.

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Who on the team holds the record for most career points scored?

Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most career points scored with the team. He scored 17,783 points during his 6-year career as a Warrior.

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Which of the following was not a coach for the team?

Scott Brooks has not been a coach for the team as he is the head coach for the Washington Wizards. The current head coach of the team is Steve Kerr.

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Who from the team has won the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest?

Jason Richardson has won the All-Star Slam Dunk Contest. Jason played for the Warriors for 6 years and he was well-known for his incredible three-pointers.

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Who joined the team in 2016?

Kevin Durant joined the team in 2016, leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder. Kevin is a star in his own right, being awarded NBA Rookie of the Year among many other achievements and awards.

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Is it true or false that the team holds the record for the most wins in the regular season?

This is true. The record for the team is a total of 73 wins, 9 losses in a single season. The previous record was held by the Chicago Bulls.

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Which city has the team not been located in?

The team has never been located in Colombus, although it's been relocated many times. The team has made its home in Oakland, San Francisco and Philadelphia since its creation.

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What year was the team founded?

The team was founded in 1946 and owned by Peter A. Tyrell. The team had a successful second year when it won the NBA Championship.

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Which player scored the most field goals?

Wilt Chamberlain scored the most field goals. He scored over 7,200 of them over his career with the Golden State Warriors.

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What main color does the team wear when playing a home game?

White is the main color of the jerseys that the team wears when playing a home game. The jersey worn for away games is mostly blue.

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Is it true or false that the team won the championships in their first year in the league?

This is true. In 1946, the team won their first championship against the Chicago Stags. The score was 85 to 74 for the Philadelphia Warriors.

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What is the team's nickname?

The team's nickname is "Dubs" which is short for "W's." The "W" comes from the team name. The fans are called "dubnation."

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Which previous owner of the team is part of the Hall of Fame?

Eddie Gottlieb is part of the Hall of Fame. He owned the team since its founding in 1946 until 1962 when it became the San Francisco Warriors.

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Who currently owns the team?

Joe Lacob currently owns the team. He owns the team alongside Peter Guber and he has owned them since the 2010 season.

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How many Eastern Conference titles has the team won?

The team has won three Eastern Conference titles in its history. This was during the time that they were known as the Philadelphia Warriors. They have also won 6 Western Conference titles.

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How many NBA Championships has the team won?

The team has won the NBA Championships five times in total. Their last championship win was in 2017 and their first was in 1947.

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