Golden State Warriors named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year

OAKLAND, California -- The Golden State Warriors have been named Sports Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year.

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The magazine's editor-in-chief says there are multiple individuals whom Sports Illustrated could have selected as the Sportsperson of the Year. But it was impossible to overlook the influence that the Warriors, as a collective group, have had on their sport and the broader culture over the last five years.

Sports Illustrated calls the Warriors a "generational phenomenon."

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