Every NBA team’s Mount Rushmore

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 8: Michael Jordan
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Golden State Warriors

Wilt Chamberlain played five-and-a-half seasons for the Warriors, then based in Philadelphia and San Francisco, putting together some of his most dominating performances. His famous 100-point game was played for the Warriors, during the 1961-62 season where he averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds per game. Altogether, Wilt averaged 41.5 points and 25.1 rebounds per game for the franchise, establishing himself as one of the league’s early stars.

Rick Barry was a dominating scorer for the Warriors during the 1970s, leading the team to the 1974 NBA Championship. Barry averaged 25.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game and only Chamberlain has scored more points in the history of the franchise.

Chris Mullin was not the flashiest member of the Run-TMC Warriors but he spent far longer with the organization than Mitch Richmond or Tim Hardaway. Mullin spent 13 seasons with the Warriors, averaging more than 20 points per game on shooting percentages that approached the vaunted 50/40/90 plateau — 51.3 percent from the field, 36.6 percent on 3-pointers, 86.2 percent from the line. Mullin made five All-Star Games and represented the team on the famous 1992 Olympic Dream Team.

Stephen Curry hasn’t quite finished his re-working of the Warriors’ record books (or the NBA’s) but he has already made an indelible impact. Within the next few seasons Curry will likely become the NBA’s all-time leading 3-point shooter and he has already set the league’s single season mark. On the way he became the NBA’s first unanimous MVP, helped lead the Warriors to an NBA-record 73 regular season wins and brought home two titles.