Kent Bazemore and Steph Curry became teammates on the Warriors in 2012, and have been very close friends ever since.
What makes their bond so special?
"I'm always rooting for him. I've been one of his biggest advocates, even when I wasn't here," Bazemore told reporters Wednesday morning. "We always just kept in touch. It's just something you can't really explain. We just have a certain energy with each other.
"He really sets the tone for how things should be done. Being selfless as a human being. As a superstar, you could make it all about you. But he's never been about himself.
"I always appreciated that about him because I like to live my life like that too -- with a huge amount of humility. You've heard Andre Iguodala say it before -- you'd play for Steph all day long."
When free agency opened last month, Bazemore received interest from the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets. But he chose to return to the Warriors, in part because of his relationship with Curry.
"I just have a huge amount of respect for him," he explained. "Battling through all the hate, and still getting the job done. Two-time MVP, three-time champion. So many accolades. I could go on all day.
"That's my guy. I love him to death, and I've been kicking his butt in some shooting games."
The Warriors certainly hope Bazemore knocks down a bunch of 3-pointers when the regular season begins, as they need to fill the void at shooting guard with Klay Thompson out for the season because of a torn right Achilles tendon.