The Warriors have had a star-crossed existence in the Bay Area, with much of their existence as a team spent gazing upwards from the bottom of the standings. 2007 was different. It was the first time the Warriors had been ... well, good. After a strong run to the playoffs, the team shocked the #1 seed Dallas Mavericks, and the legend of “We Believe” was born.
The squad, featuring a young Monta Ellis, Andris Biedrins, Matt Barnes, and Stephen Jackson, eventually fell in the second round to — you guessed it — the Utah Jazz. But, they had forever changed the trajectory of a once perpetually-moribund franchise.
The Warriors brought back many of the star “We Believe” players, honoring them just now during Game 1.
We Believe team honored between quarters, Stephen Jackson gets on the mic at the end pic.twitter.com/vCgyWi2FzG— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) May 3, 2017
Stephen Jackson, as expected, had the last word.
“It was a beautiful time. Y’all took it to a new level. We were happy to be a part of something that was great. Let’s get another championship!”