The Golden State Warriors were named Sport Illustrated's Sportsperson of the Year for 2018.

They are the fourth team to receive the SI award, alongside the 1980 U.S. hockey team, the 1999 U.S. Women's World Cup squad, and the 2004 Boston Red Sox.

"There is something transcendent about the team where the sum of their parts was apparent from the beginning," said SI editor-in-chief Chris Stone. "What they have built into a dynasty is a function of empirical success. They're really a generational team. I don't know if, in my lifetime, there has been a team where the pieces have blended so beautifully together."