Being a fan of basketball while living in California usually means you’re either a Clippers or a Lakers fan, but there’s another team just a few hours north that has captured the hearts of many. The Golden State Warriors have become one of the most dominant NBA franchises, winning three championships in the last six years and ranking as the sixth-most valuable sports franchise in the world.
Here are some of the top celebrities who root for the Warriors:
E-40, or Earl James Stevens, was born and raised in Vallejo, Calif. The Bay Area rapper and entrepreneur is a founding member of the rap group The Click and the founder of Sick Wid It Records. E-40 is a well known Warriors fan and in recent years has become a staple fixture in the Oracle Arena, and now the Chase Center in San Francisco.
He’s even tried to add NBA GM to his long list of accomplishments by telling us what he would do if he was Golden State’s general manager for a day.
It’s clear that E-40 is more than a fan of the Warriors -- he's an ambassador of the Bay.
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao is the third-richest boxer in the world -- and a huge fan of basketball. Pacquiao has been on record that he’d like to own an NBA team one day. Could that team be the Golden State Warriors?
One of Pacquiao's favorite teams is Golden State, and not only has he attended countless games in the past, but he has even played in the Warriors’ old practice facility back in Oakland.
Bay Area legend and Grammy Award-winning musician Carlos Santana is a longtime Dubs fan. Santana is no stranger to the Bay Area, having moved to San Francisco at the age of 14, so it makes sense that he is a huge fan of the Golden State Warriors. He performed the U.S. national anthem in Game 2 of the 2017 NBA Finals in Oracle Arena and did an encore performance a year later.
He's even rocked out on the floor of Oracle during warmups.
Safe to say he's made a pretty strong case for the super fan award.
George Lucas -- the brilliant creator of Star Wars and Indiana Jones -- was born in Modesto, Calif. Living so close to the Bay Area Arena made Lucas the perfect candidate to be a Dubs fan. Back in 2009, there was a report that he planned to purchase shares in the team's ownership. He is often seen courtside at games and was photographed attending Game 4 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Raptors.
Jessica Alba is the youngest person on this list, but she may be the oldest Warriors fan here. Just because Alba is a longtime Los Angeles resident doesn’t mean she doesn’t “believe” in the Dubs. The Invisible Woman -- in the movies “Fantastic Four” and “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” -- has been seen courtside in “We Believe” gear that was made popular in 2006-07, which means she is not a bandwagon fan.
Marsha Green contributed to this story.