A large part of a team’s success is heavily reliant on how well they work together. Teams that work together, move the ball on offense, and actively talk on defense are usually victorious because they are playing for each other not for their own individual wants and needs. This is the case for essentially every single championship team and has been on full display by the Golden State Warriors, one of the best teams in the league. Who after beating the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday are now just three wins away from making it to their third straight NBA Finals.
One reason that the Warriors play so well together is because of the team environment Steve Kerr has fostered in Golden State. This has transformed the Warriors into a tight knit group as they truly enjoy each other’s company. In fact, the Warriors have been hanging out with each other so much that they are even complaining about fouls the same way.
It might sound ridiculous but that’s what exactly happened in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals against the Spurs.
With such coordinated complaining, it’s no wonder the Warriors were able to work as a team and come back from a 25-point deficit to defeat the Spurs 113-111 and take a 1-0 lead in the series.