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Everybody loves Draymond & 5 more reasons to hop on the Warriors bandwagon

Meet your new favourite NBA team.

1. Everybody loves Draymond Green and it was a complete injustice he was not voted Defensive Player of the Year

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2. Their alternate uniform might just be the sexiest thing we’ve seen on an NBA court since Will Ferrell wrestled a bear in Semi-Pro

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3. Home is where the heart is and despite the fact they play in the car park of the dilapidated Oakland Coliseum they only lost two games there during the regular season

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4. Not that they get travel sick either, the Warriors also had the best away record in the league this season

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5. Steve Kerr has won nearly 82% of his games in charge this year. It’s a small sample but the 49-year old has clearly added to everything he learned under Phil Jackson and Greg Popovich

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6. He dishes, he dashes, he swishes, he splashes, he’s the NBA’s best player not named LeBron James and, this season at least, he’s even surpassed the King.

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How long before more managers follow Rick Carlisle’s example and tape their mouth shut?

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