A serious excitement percolated throughout the Golden State Warriors' team plane after their Nov. 26 win over the Orlando Magic, with most players abuzz about their latest win and star Stephen Curry excited to spend Thanksgiving in his hometown of Charlotte, N.C.

This feeling manifested itself into what would become a postgame tradition. Team DJ Draymond Green pressed play on O.T. Genasis' "CoCo" and turned up the volume — pandemonium ensued.

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"Energy on the plane was pretty crazy, and Draymond pulled out his speakers and next thing you know everybody was dancing to the song," Curry told Sporting News. "And then we were like, ‘Wait, wait, let’s film it.’ We get hype like that on the plane, but obviously turning it into the little video thing is kind of new but it’s pretty fun — to see everybody, whether they know the song or not, kind of get into it.”

From there, the Warriors were in love with the coco.


This crew is wild! Good times on the way to the Queen City Charlotte @theblurbarbosa @dlee042 @money23green @klaythompson @mspeights5 @sdot1414 @brush_4 @hbarnes @fezzyfel @justholla7 holla7

A video posted by Wardell Curry (@wardell30) on Nov 11, 2014 at 9:36pm PST

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Moments like this one have helped turn the Warriors into the hottest team in basketball. The Warriors were 12-2 when the postgame routine started and they haven't lost a game since. Golden State now sits at 18-2 and holds the best record in the ultra-competitive Western Conference.

Similar to their off-court high jinks, the Warriors share the fun during competition. While Curry is the standout star, other players have taken on the role of closer at different moments, including Green, Klay Thompson and Marreese Speights.

“It is kind of similar to how we play," Curry said of the Warriors' off-court approach. "There’s a lot of ball movement. Everybody has to be on the same page. And obviously we’re winning and gotten off to a great start. But it’s really about using all the talent we have on the floor. We have such a deep team that everybody feels like they’re part of what’s going on, from one through 14 on the team. That’s rare in the league, and I think we’re trying take advantage of that.”

In fact, during the night the Warriors spent in Charlotte, it was Speights who carried the team as Curry struggled. Speights finished with 27 points in the game, including 16 in the fourth quarter. After the game, Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked that he didn't play Speights early in the season, "because I'm an idiot."

For his efforts, Speights earned a visit from the media. When Speights sat down to talk, his teammates yelled from each corner of the room, throwing around his "Mo Gotti" nickname and walking over to take photos as he sat inside the media horde. It was just another fun moment from the best team in the league.

The Warriors have realized how much good times with teammates can factor into on-cour

t success. Curry said this is the most fun team he has ever played on. And while they have fun, they still have the hunger to win. Curry noted that, aside from Barbosa, this is a team of players who haven’t experienced immense success.

"We’ve had a solid core that’s been together for three years and we added some pieces," Curry said, "everyone is gelling like crazy this year. I’ve had some great teammates since I’ve been in the league, but from top to bottom, this is one of the most diverse and just laid back. We like to have fun but we also focus on what we’re all together for, and that’s to win basketball games.”  


And we still goin!!! @theblurbarbosa @wardell30 @money23green @fezzyfel @sdot1414 @klaythompson @mspeights5 #coco

A photo posted by Harrison Barnes (@hbarnes) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:58pm PST

But the Warriors appreciated each other's company well before they started to dance and sing about coco, and they will long after it. Recently, the team's celebration was banned once folks caught wind of the songs' drug-laced lyrics. It's a logical decision considering the NBA's once ugly history with drugs. 

No matter. They found a way to have fun with this ban, too.

Instead of being in love with the coco, they are now in love with the "Cocoa Krispies." The ritual might have changed but the wins will remain.