But down the stretch of the NBA season, a surprise contributor emerged for Golden State in the form of a toaster.
As the story goes, a fan named Ronnie Reyes approached Warriors wing Klay Thompson and asked him to sign a piece of memorabilia.
When he shared the story and some hilarious pictures on the NBA subreddit, Reyes quickly became an internet legend.
Though the Warriors weren't exactly floundering prior to the toaster signing, the team took off from there, with their post-toast record becoming one of the funniest subplots of the NBA season and a constant topic on fan boards like r/NBA.
Golden State closed the season on a 31-2 run after the toaster moment, eventually winning the NBA title.