The Golden State Warriors are one of the most famous and successful franchises in NBA history. They have had great players on the roster and that doesn’t seem to be changing soon. 

From Joe Fulks, through Wilt Chamberlain, Rick Barry, Chris Mullin (who was part of that famous Run TMC team in the late 80s and early 90s), the ‘We Believe’ team and finishing with Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and even Kevin Durant, you know this team has had a rich history. 

Right now they are the second most valuable franchise in the NBA after all the years at the top of the league. Even though their popularity has increased in the past couple of seasons, not everybody knows all the details about this team. After many years, a lot of people call them ‘The Dubs’ but not all their fans know what is the meaning of this and its history. 

Why is the Golden State Warriors’ nickname ‘The Dubs’?

One of the least known facts about the Warriors is why people call them ‘The Dubs,’ which is more obvious than you would think but not a lot of people really know what’s behind this interesting nickname. 

Back in the 90s, the younger fans of the team wanted to give it a nickname and they used a known formula around the league. After shortening the Warriors' name to their first letter, calling them the “W’s” (pronounced “double-yous”). They removed a couple of letters from them, leaving just “Dubs” as their nickname. 

It sounded more mysterious than it was but it’s really simple. This nickname is relatively new, especially knowing that the Warriors are one of the first teams in the NBA. Well, it wasn’t that serious after all the now you know why you call your team or rival the Dubs.