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Warriors’ Shaun Livingston refers to Golden State as ‘basketball nirvana’

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Shaun Livingston says playing for the Golden State Warriors is like “basketball nirvana.”

The veteran guard explained to Anthony Slater of The Athletic how the Bay Area and the Warriors organization is the best thing any NBA player can ask for.

“Honestly, I tell people this, especially the young guys, Golden State, this is like basketball nirvana,” Livingston said. “The opportunity to play for this organization, live in the Bay Area, great fans, great ownership, committed to winning, coach that knows what he’s doing and superstars that are selfless.

“We have a great situation. So going to another organization at this point? It doesn’t sound like the greatest thing to do. It would just have to be somewhere, to me, that made sense. Somewhere warm, somewhere close, that maybe the family would want to be in. But that’s a conversation for the summer.”

The Warriors have won two straight titles and are favored to win it again this season.

If that happens, Shaun Livingston, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green will have won four championships in five years.

Livingston is averaging 4.1 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game this season for the Warriors. The 33-year-old Illinois native is shooting 51.2 percent from the field.