The Golden State Warriors are one of only three charter members of the National Basketball Association still in existence, joining the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks. The Warriors hold the distinction of winning the league’s first-ever championship, claiming the title in the inaugural 1946-47 season while still based in Philadelphia. The team relocated to the Bay Area and became known as the “San Francisco Warriors” in 1962 and later adopted the “Golden State” moniker prior to the 1971-72 season. Through the years, the Warriors have boasted 18 Hall of Famers, six of whom were named one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players in 1996. In total, the Warriors have won three NBA championships (1947, 1956 and 1975) and have appeared in the NBA Finals on three other occasions (1948, 1964 and 1967).
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