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

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

well the warriors are on fire but not that type of fire. And do you know what it is to age well?

Your joy.

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Those intoxicating things get 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 killed the Grizzlies with gum and sent them back to the barbecue kitchen for further seasoning.

“We are young and they are 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 once jokingly 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 last eight seasons — is more fun than the previous five trips.

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