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The Golden State Warriors will be the first team in over 40 years to be able to start 5 All-Stars

With the acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins by the already-unstoppable Golden State Warriors on Monday, the Bay Area put an end to any half-hearted speculation about its dynastic ambitions. "The rich get richer," wrote The Washington Post, while just about everyone lacking a gold-and-royal-blue jersey bemoaned the state of the NBA.

Just how good is a Boogie-equipped Golden State? The team is looking to be the first NBA team in more than 40 years capable of starting five of the previous season's All-Stars — the last time such a team was assembled was the 1975-1976 Celtics, who boasted a 54-28 record and beat the Phoenix Suns in a 4-2 series in the NBA finals, Elias Sports Bureau reports. A team's ability to start five All-Stars has only happened five times in NBA history before the 2018-2019 Golden State team.

The Warriors will enter next season with 2018 All-Stars Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay Thompson, and former New Orleans Pelican Cousins. The group has been named to the All-Star team a combined 25 times and has three NBA MVPs, two NBA Finals MVPs, and 11 NBA championships between them as well, Yahoo Sports observes.

Sure, there's a torn Achilles to overcome and the Los Angeles Lakers have LeBron James, but the Golden State Warriors are easily looking to be "one of the best teams ever assembled." Read more about just how historic the team is here.