The Golden State Warriors are gearing up for the 2022 NBA Finals. This is nothing new for them, given the postseason experience of head coach Steve Kerr and their superstar core of Stephen Curry, Draymond Green, and Klay Thompson. That core has needed help, though, with role players like Kevon Looney stepping up. Looney has made a name for himself so far during the postseason and has become a crucial piece to the puzzle for Golden State.
He recently shared his thoughts on what has made the Warriors franchise such a dominant force in the league over the past decade, via NBC Sports Bay Area:
“The way we play is the way the locker room is. It’s fast, loose, disciplined,” Looney said. “Everybody in the locker room is having fun, everybody puts their input in, and as long as you work, you’re able to enjoy what you’re doing.”
The Warriors big man continued:
“There’s going to be music playing, it’s going to be guys joking around as long as you working. If you stop working, they’re going to call you out and hold you accountable about it. But it’s still always going to be a lot of fun. End of the bench guys can give input, the stars can give input, the coaches let players have a say, and I think that’s the biggest thing with our culture is we always talk about playing with a joy, and I think that joy never left.”
Many professional sports organizations can't say they have the same culture. But Golden State has become known as a place where stars want to play.
The Warriors have fun and win … who wouldn't want to be apart of that?
Kevon Looney will look to continue his impressive postseason in the NBA Finals against the Boston Celtics.