The Warriors' big three of Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, and Draymond Green are some of the most important players in franchise history, leading the organization to three NBA championships in five seasons. Kevin Durant won two Finals MVPs and nearly brought the Warriors back for a fourth title before his Achilles injury in the 2019 Finals.
Warriors CEO Joe Lacob told NBC Sports Bay Area's Grant Liffmann that he wants to see not only those four have permanent honors at Chase Center, but also 2015 NBA Finals MVP Andre Iguodala.
"Clearly with the great achievements that the core of Curry and Draymond and Klay and Kevin, for three years, wasn't as long as those guys, and even Andre Iguodala, I'd say those five guys certainly deserve some sort of ultimate long-term recognition," Lacob told Liffmann on "Dubs Talk."
"Once they retire, I'm sure they will be appropriately honored."
As Liffmann mentioned, hopefully we don't see any of those guys hanging up their shoes just yet. Durant is tearing it up with the Brooklyn Nets after missing the entire 2019-20 season while recovering, and Iguodala was a vital role player on a Miami Heat team that pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to six games in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Steph and Draymond are doing what they can with a flurry of new faces in the Warriors' rotation, but they've got the team in the playoff chase with Thompson once again expected to miss the entire season after tearing his Achilles just before the 2020 NBA Draft.
Warriors fans likely don't have many better memories of the team than the three championships, and none of that winning would have happened without the contributions of each of those five franchise icons.
No matter how the remainder of their careers wind up on the court, they all should be enshrined at the franchise's new home in San Francisco.
It's great to see that Lacob already has plans to make sure those five are immortalized in team history.