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Preface by Joe Lacob & Peter Guber
Foreword by Stephen Curry
Introduction by Steve Kerr
Written by Bruce Jenkins, Rusty Simmons, Scott Ostler, Bob Fitzgerald & Tim Roye
How do you build a champion?
For the Golden State Warriors, it started with a vision. That vision was of a team that Head Coach Steve Kerr described as having “the magic that occurs when a group of players, coaches, and an organization come together and achieve something special.” After 40 years of waiting, Golden State Warrior fans have witnessed that magic.
Strength in Numbers is the Golden State Warriors’ official team commemorative, celebrating the historic games, plays, and personalities that brought an NBA championship back to the Bay Area. This is the story of how the Warriors came together to realize their potential, becoming a powder keg on offense and unleashing synchronized chaos on defense. The Warriors’ unique blend of efficiency on both ends of the floor resulted in a franchise-record 67-win season, a 16-game winning streak, and a 39-2 home record powered by the most electric crowd in basketball.
The best sports photographers in the business provide the definitive perspective on this record-setting season, chronicling such landmark events as the team’s 26-point comeback win over the Boston Celtics; Klay Thompson’s NBA-record 37 points in a single quarter; Stephen Curry’s miracle three-pointer to force overtime against the Pelicans in Game 3 of the Conference Quarterfinals; the team’s relentless defensive stand against LeBron James’ one-man wrecking crew in the Finals, and the celebration of Warrior fans around the world as the final buzzer sounded and the Larry O’Brien trophy returned to the Bay Area.
With original contributions by team and media insiders, Strength in Numbers is a tribute to the sacrifice, determination, and, most importantly, teamwork that defined the magical 2014-15 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors.