Golden State Warriors: Player Comparisons to the San Francisco Giants

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Andrew Bogut Madison Bumgarner

Mar 2, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) during their game against the Toronto Raptors at Air Canada Centre. The Raptors beat the Warriors 104-98. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

One word comes to mind when describing what Bogut and Bumgarner have in common: toughness. Both of these players are incredibly tough, physically and mentally. Their toughness brings an edge to their games, and it provides their team with a significant advantage. These players never give up, and they are determined to do whatever they can to help their team win.

Bumgarner was the 2014 World Series MVP, and although Bogut hasn’t won an MVP award, he could arguably be the most important player on this Warriors team, given the effect he has on offense and defense and how the team plays when he rests or is injured.

Oct 31, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner waves to the crowd during the World Series victory parade on Market Street. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Both Bumgarner and Bogut aren’t always the most vocal leaders on their teams, but they lead by example. Their teammates admire their passion and toughness, and they try to replicate it themselves. Both players bring out the best of their teammates, partially due to their leadership.

In addition to their leadership style, both Bumgarner and Bogut are grounded and humble. They understand their roles and their importance to their teams, and they go about their business with no drama, no glitz, and no glam. They just go out there and get the job done.