Although a majority of this organization’s success has been focused on the past five years, there is a great amount of historical value to the Warriors franchise. A majority of current Warriors fans are younger NBA fans who are attracted to the extreme levels of success the team is having yet many are blind to the fact that many legends have once represented Golden State. Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Nate Thurmond, Chris Mullin, Mitch Richmond, Tim Hardaway, Chris Webber, Baron Davis, Monta Ellis, David Lee, Jason Richardson, and Bernard King are only some of the names that have represented the Warriors. Currently, their roster is stacked out with Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, and Demarcus Cousins. It is hard to find an organization that has had as much talent as the Warriors throughout history. Let’s get into the nitty gritty on how the Golden State Warriors took home the crown in FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Teams ranking.
Korean Warriors Fan Club watch party. Photo courtesy of KPIX CBS SF Bay Area.
Here’s the top 10 teams which have been announced:
7) Miami Heat
1) Golden State Warriors
The NBA is unique in many aspects of fan support. It is very difficult to rank a team based solely off of their on or off court success. Therefore, FanWide chose to use data from both categories to create a ranking that is one of a kind. All the metrics used in this ranking were weighted equally in order to ensure there was a balance between the different factors. Additionally, all of the metrics were applicable to all 30 of the NBA teams. As a result, our top ten ranking is the most balanced and unique ranking for NBA teams. More information about our methodology can be found here. FanWide will be releasing the top ten NBA fan clubs in the next few weeks.
Golden State Warriors Rankings
|Fan Clubs on FanWide||35||6|
|NBA Championships since 1977||3||5|
|All-Stars (last 5 years)||14||1|
|National Games Televised Last Year (ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV)||41||2|
|Wins (last 5 years)||316||1|
|Value (in billions)||3.1||3|
|Total Followers (in millions)||27.91||2|
Fan Clubs on FanWide: 35 (6th)
The Warriors have been very dominant in the past, however, they have been have a tremendous amount of success recently and is has began to spread throughout the NBA fan community. As the Warriors continue to crush the competition across the league, the will definitely have more than 35 fan clubs listed on FanWide. Make sure to register your Warriors fan club on FanWide.
NBA Championships Since 1977: 5 (3rd)
In the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons the Golden State Warriors made it to the NBA Finals. That is four consecutive seasons. Each time, they faced LeBron James and beat him 3 out of the 4 times. Without any major roster losses and the addition of Demarcus Cousins, the Warriors are on track to make another finals appearance and possibly take him their fourth championship in the past five years. This is getting scary.
All-Stars (last 5 years): 14 (1st)
There is absolutely no surprise to this metric. The Golden State Warriors are flat out stacked. Currently, their roster has six players who have received an all-star nomination during their careers. Year after year we tune into the NBA All-Star game and see a countless amount of Warriors players. As Warriors look to resign Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, and Demarcus Cousins this coming summer, there will definitely no end soon to the Warriors all-star dynasty.
National Games Televised Last Year (ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBA TV): 41 (2nd)
You will never be disappointed turning on your TV and watching a Golden State Warriors game. Whether it is Steph Curry cashing in long range threes, Klay Thompson set new scoring records for quarters, Kevin Durant or Demarcus Cousins just taking over, or watching the whole team put on a show, there seems to be endless ways of enjoyment. National television networks understand this and reward NBA fans with 41 nationally broadcasted games. This is literally half of their regular season.
Wins (last 5 years): 316 (1st)
In the last 5 seasons, the Warriors have not won less than 51 games. They have always managed to place towards the top of the challenging Western Conference in the regular season. Additionally, they beat the Chicago Bulls’ historic record of 72-10 with a regular season record of 73-9 in <year>.
Attendance (average): 19,596 (7th)
Do not be fooled by this number. The Warriors do rank 7th across the NBA for average attendance at home games with 19,596 fans in attendance, but the maximum occupancy of Oracle Arena is 19,596. The Warriors are average a full house every home game. Yes that is right, 100% filled. Not even space for standing room. Something that is unique to the Warriors franchise is the ability for fans to pay $100 for ticketless seats. This allows fans into the arena, but not the game. The Warriors plan on moving away from Oakland and to the Chase Center in San Francisco which will for sure maintain the 100% occupied statistic.
Value (in billions): 3.1 (3rd)
San Francisco is one of the hottest and arguably the most modern cities across the United States. It is home to Silicon Valley where the huge technology market is booming. The Warriors have maximized their location by leading the charge of incorporating more technology into basketball. This is reflected in the $3.1 billion value the Warriors have by Forbes making them the third most valuable franchise in the NBA. As San Francisco continues to grow and the Warriors maintain their level of success, they have a strong chance at being the most valuable franchise across the NBA.
Total Followers (in millions): 27.91 (2nd)
It can be agreed upon that a majority of Warriors fans are younger NBA fans. Additionally, younger fans are more active on social media. This correlates with the Warriors social media metrics. They have 11.1 million followers on Instagram, 5.97 million followers on Twitter, and 11.3 million followers on Facebook. The Golden State Warriors are also known for being one of the biggest technology users in the NBA.
Was it really a surprise that the Warriors took first place in FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Teams ranking? Many people choose to focus on the fact that the Warriors have had great success in recent years, yet what many do not see is the historical value of this organization, in addition to their location. Well there you have it, FanWide’s Top Ten NBA Teams ranking. Read more about this top 10 list here.
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