It was the 1974-1975 season, 13 years after Franklin Mieuli bought and moved the team from Philly to the San Francisco Bay Area. It was on the backs of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Rick Barry and Jamaal Wilkes. It was the first NBA Championship for the Warriors in the great Golden State.
After an up-and-down regular season, the Warriors finished with a 48-34 record that landed Golden State atop the Pacific Division and secured a first round bye in the postseason. With a 4-2 rally over division rivals the Seattle SuperSonics, and a 4-3 barnburner over the Chicago Bulls, getting to the NBA Finals proved anything but easy, but the final hurdle turned out to be. Facing far-and-away favorite, the Washington Bullets, the golden boys of Golden State produced one of the greatest upsets in NBA history by sweeping the team in four games. Pay homage.