A look back at the long, tortured past of the Golden State Warriors, Silicon Valley’s new favorite team

stephen curryMarcio Jose Sanchez/APGolden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

It’s a good time to be a Golden State Warriors fan.

After winning the championship last season, the Warriors broke the NBA’s regular-season wins record this year, winning 73 games and losing only nine. The previous record holder was the 1995-1996 Michael Jordan-era Chicago Bulls. Golden State is the favorite to win it all again this season.

The Warriors’ dominant run over the past two years has been a source of great pride for its famously loyal and raucous fans.

But it’s also created a lot of new fans among the Silicon Valley techie crowd.

What many of the bandwagon fans might not know is that the Warriors used to be the league’s laughingstock for years and years.

Here’s a look back at the Warriors’ tortured past:

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