06.13.18

Congressional Resolution Honors Golden State Warriors’ Championship Season

Washington, D.C. – Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Kamala Harris, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (all D-Calif.) today introduced a resolution honoring the Golden State Warriors on winning back-to-back championships and three of the last four NBA Finals.

 “The Warriors proved they’re one of the NBA’s great dynasties, sweeping the Cavaliers to win their third NBA championship in four years,” said Senator Feinstein. “Coach Kerr, KD, Steph, Klay, Draymond and the rest of the team should be proud of everything they’ve accomplished. The entire Bay Area is celebrating the Dubs with tremendous pride and can’t wait to cheer them on to their third straight title next year.”

 “Don’t let the sweep fool you—this was a hard-fought season and a hard-won victory,” Senator Harris said. “KD, Steph, Klay, Draymond, Andre, Coach Kerr and this entire Golden State team withstood serious injuries and tough opponents to bring the trophy back to the Bay where it belongs. And with their third win in four years, I congratulate the Warriors not only on winning a championship, but on cementing a dynasty.”

 “It gives me great pride to join my Bay Area colleagues to celebrate the historic victory of a true American dynasty: the Golden State Warriors,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. “The Warriors once again dazzled us not only with their extraordinary talent and teamwork on the court, but also their outstanding leadership in our Bay Area community. Thank you, Coach Steve Kerr and the team, for once again securing the Warriors’ position as the best team in the sport, and for making Dub Nation so proud!”

“I congratulate the Golden State Warriors on an extraordinary season and their third NBA Championship in four years – they have truly cemented their legacy as one of the best teams in NBA history! The tremendous leadership of Coach Kerr and the entire Warriors is a true reflection of our East Bay spirit,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. “Through this victory, the Warriors have once again reminded us that anything is possible when we work together towards a common goal.”

Full text of the resolution follows:

Congratulating the Golden State Warriors for their dominant back-to-back championship victory in the 2018 National Basketball Association Finals.

Whereas, on June 8, 2018, the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers by a score of 108–85, to win the 2018 National Basketball Association (referred to in the preamble as the “NBA”) Finals in 4 games;

Whereas the Golden State Warriors captured their third championship in 4 years, and their sixth championship in the history of the franchise;

Whereas this dominant championship victory of 2018 marks the first time a professional sports team from the San Francisco Bay area in California has clinched a back-to-back championship title in 28 years;

Whereas every single member of the 2017–2018 Golden State Warriors team contributed to this championship, including Jordan Bell, Chris Boucher, Quinn Cook, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala, Damian Jones, Shaun Livingston, Kevon Looney, Patrick McCaw, JaVale McGee, ZaZa Pachulia, Klay Thompson, David West, and Nick Young;

Whereas, despite capturing its third championship in 4 years, the Golden State Warriors overcame a grueling NBA season, in which the team suffered a rash of injuries both during the season and in the playoff run;

Whereas Kevin Durant was named Most Valuable Player of the NBA Finals for the second straight year, with 2 signature performances in Games 3 and 4 of the series, including scoring 43 points on the road in Cleveland, Ohio in Game 3, and registering a triple-double performance in Game 4;

Whereas Steph Curry similarly registered signature performances in the NBA Finals series, in Game 2 when he scored 33 points to break the NBA Finals record for 3-pointers in a game, with 9 3-pointers made, and in Game 4 when he scored 37 points, bringing his scoring average to 27.5 points for the series;

Whereas Steve Kerr, Mike Brown, and the entire team of coaches and staff have been instrumental in developing the Golden State Warriors’ dynamic and record-setting style of play, and have fostered a positive, selfless team spirit;

Whereas Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber have built one of the most exciting and high-performing franchises in NBA history; and

Whereas the dedicated fan base of the Golden State Warriors has offered unrelenting, passionate support to the team: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Senate—

(1) congratulates the Golden State Warriors for winning the 2018 National Basketball Association Championship, a back-to-back victory after the team’s 2017 championship;

(2) recognizes the historic achievements of all the players, coaches, and staff who contributed to the 2017–2018 season; and

(3) celebrates the pride exhibited by the Golden State Warriors, including their selfless teamwork and extraordinary character, joy, determination, and hard-work.

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