Of course, the consensus response to this is "yeah, it's about time." However, even considering the nearly-20-year period of sub-standardness that started in 1994 and ended a season ago, this response alone lacks perspective.
The Warriors' franchise owns three NBA titles—only four teams have won more—and possesses a lengthy list of immensely talented NBA players.
This is an attempt to celebrate that rich history.
In order to come up with a list of the top 25 Warriors of all time, I will be using seasons spent with the Warriors, statistical averages over those seasons and intangibles contributing to team success during a player's tenure as the three primary criteria.
The other criteria considered will be peak performance (individual seasons of greatness), isolated moments of greatness (such as a championship-winning shot) and the terms on which a player left the club (are they remembered fondly or poorly?).
Philadelphia Warriors' players will be considered, along with current Warriors' players.
As Golden State proceeds into what could be another era of greatness, this list will almost certainly change.
All stats courtesy of basketball-reference.com