This Warriors run to West finals tops the last five for one major reason

How old are the Golden State Warriors? When you scroll through the excellent sfchronicle.com slideshow of the team’s playoff photos, you come upon an ad for the Neptune Society’s “Free cremation cost guide.”

Well, the Warriors are on fire, but not that kind of fire. And do you know what is aging well?

Their joy.

That intoxicating stuff just gets better with age, like wine and your high school sports career.

The Warriors are relatively old, as Memphis star Ja Morant said Friday night after the Warriors gummed the Grizzlies to death and sent ’em back to the BBQ kitchen for more seasoning.

“We’re young, and they’re getting old,” said Morant, too young to remember that George Bernard Shaw said, “Youth is wasted on the young.”

The Warriors’ core group has aged. The team eleven kiddingly referred to as Stephen Curry and the Screensetters, has become Stephen Curry and the Sunsetters.

Maybe it’s because of that aging process, but the Warriors’ current run to the Western Conference finals, their sixth such trip in the past eight seasons, is more fun than the previous five trips.

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