• The Golden State Warriors were once underdogs in the league 
  • The We Believe season saw the Warriors bring down the number one seed Dallas Mavericks in the postseason
  • The Golden State Warriors will celebrate women's day with the We Believe slogan inspired, She Believes

The Golden State Warriors have been one of the more active franchises in the NBA for the past two decades. The recent years saw their rise to become one of the most dominating forces in the league. The high-octane pace that Steph Curry and Klay Thompson brought propelled the team to immense success. The sharpshooting duo racked up five straight trips to the Finals and brought three championships to the Bay Area.

The previous years, however, saw them on the other end of the competitive scale. They were the underdogs of the league where teams like the LA Lakers, Boston Celtics, San Antonio Spurs and others were the squads hoisting up championships. The Golden State Warriors were merely an afterthought and was not considered a threat.

But that all changed during the 2007 postseason where they entered the first round against the league-leading Dallas Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki was the league MVP that time and led his team to a 67-win season.

The Warriors were the eighth seed and were coached by Don Nelson – the former coach of the Mavericks. They already held a resemblance to the Warriors that won multiple titles as they were fast-paced and simply barraged any defense given to them with jump shots and high-energy plays. They were dubbed as the “We Believe” team.

As a reference to that historic run, the team used the slogan to boost its women’s empowerment month. It is an annual event where they celebrate and support women and girls in their community. Per the NBA, they will use the mantra She Believes to encourage fans to rally around the campaign. This is to bring in the same energy the Warriors fans brought when they cheered for the We Believe era. T-shirts of She Believes will be distributed around the arena and the players will have them on during their warm-ups.

The month will feature several outreach programs for the benefit of girls and women. These include career and business talks for girls to consider a path towards sports – highlighted by Warriors sideline reporter Kerith Burke.

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The Golden State Warriors stars received their championship rings before defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder. In this picture, Stephen Curry #30 and the Warriors celebrate after receiving their 2017-2018 Championship rings prior to their game against the Thunder at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California, Oct. 16, 2018. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images