Outside of Portland and Oklahoma City, the Golden State Warriors have the best fans in the NBA, and (r)O(a)racle Arena is easily one of the loudest venues in all of professional sports. Now that their franchise star Steph Curry has pulled the rare double whammy of winning the regular season MVP and leading the team to their first NBA Championship in 40 years, fans are showing their support by coming back in record droves.
According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, an eye-popping 98 percent of season ticket holders have renewed for the upcoming 2015-2016 season.
Both the corporeal and aural volume inside Oracle helped the Warriors run away with the best home record last season at an astounding 39-2, which included 18 consecutive home wins at one point. The only other team that even came close to that was the Atlanta Hawks, who were 35-6 on their home court at Philips Arena.
The Warriors will need all the help they can get this season as the Western Conference gauntlet grows increasingly treacherous, particularly with the return of Kevin Durant to the Thunder and the addition of LaMarcus Aldridge to the already-dangerous Spurs. Home-court advantage throughout the playoffs could mean the difference between repeating as champs or starting summer vacation early, and Golden State’s is primed to be better than ever.
(via Marc J. Spears)