Joe Lacob and Stephen Curry.

Joe Lacob says the Golden State Warriors are light-years ahead in the NBA

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The Golden State Warriors have been on a tear this season as they get closer and closer to their regular season aim of eclipsing the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls. 

The Dubs need to win just five of their seven remaining fixtures to write their name into the history books as the most winningest franchise in NBA regular season history. 

Much of the praise will go to Stephen Curry for his on-court heroics. The point guard has improved on his MVP campaign of 2014-15 and is a nailed on certainty to make it back-to-back successes.

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He leads the NBA in scoring, averaging an astounding 30 points per game while shooting 45.4 percent from three-point territory as he set a new single-season record for made baskets from deep, a tally that currently stands at 361.

But while Curry is the name on everyone's lips, a lot of the credit for the success of the Bay Area franchise has to go to the people behind the scenes, who are working day and night to ensure the Warriors remain the force they have become in recent years. 

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The defending champions have a roster packed full of talent and a number of players who are approaching their peak, so good times are definitely ahead.

Team owner Joe Lacob believes they are light-years ahead of the competition and that nothing about their success has been through luck. 

As per the New York Times, he said: "The great, great venture capitalists who built company after company, that’s not an accident and none of this is an accident, either.

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"We’re light-years ahead of probably every other team in structure, in planning, in how we’re going to go about things. We’re going to be a handful for the rest of the NBA to deal with for a long time.

"We’ve crushed them on the basketball court, and we’re going to for years because of the way we’ve built this team."

The road to the top has been a carefully drawn out plan for the organisation since Lacob headed up a group of investors who purchased the Warriors from Chris Cohan in 2010 for $450 million. 

Less than a year later, Bob Myers was installed as General Manager and the wheels were in motion for the team we see dominating the NBA right now. 

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Of course, Stephen Curry was already part of the organisation before the takeover, but the likes of Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes and Andre Iguadola have since been added. 

Times are looking good for the Warriors, but the NBA is an unforgiving league, as we have seen with great dynasties in the past, it can be difficult to get back on top once your star players depart.

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