The Warriors are the first team since the 1991 Chicago Bulls to reach the NBA Finals with a roster that doesn't include a single player who has been there before.
But when you look at the Warriors' coaching staff, there is ample Finals experience.
Head coach Steve Kerr won five titles as a player -- three with the Bulls and two with the Spurs.
Assistant coach Luke Walton played in three straight (2008-10) with the Lakers, and has begun sharing some insight with several players about how to deal with the spotlight.
"They should do everything the same. But that's a lot easier to say than to do," Walton said on KNBR 680-AM Friday morning. "And I've spoken to a few of them already and I just shared my own personal experiences. We went in '08 and actually lost to the Celtics. The NBA Finals for a player is nothing you've ever experienced before. And even though you think it's just another round, you get there and all your practices are at the arena, and the media is there, and the huge Larry O'Brien Trophy plastered on the floor, and there's more media than you've ever seen, and you're so excited.
"Fish (Derek Fisher) and Phil (Jackson) and Kobe (Bryant) told us all, 'Don't get caught up in the hype of the NBA Finals. We still have work to do and enjoy it after it's done.' I don't think our team was mentally ready to do that and we kind of got shocked and Boston took advantage of us and gave us a pretty good beating. And it took that learning experience to come back the next year, and when we got back to the Finals we were 100 percent focused. We didn't care about the media, people had their cell phones turned off. Everybody in the world is hitting these guys up for tickets right now, I can promise you that."
On the flip side, LeBron James will be playing in his fifth consecutive Finals, and sixth overall.
Role/fringe players like James Jones (four appearances), Mike Miller (three), Kendrick Perkins (three), Shawn Marion (one) and Brendan Haywood (one) may not play much (if at all) against the Warriors, but they all know what it's like to be apart of one of the final two teams playing.
There's no doubt they will be helping Cavaliers players Kyrie Irving, J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert, Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova and Tristan Thompson deal with the pressure.
Just like Walton will.
"I think it's important to kind of relay to the guys 'This is one of the coolest moments you'll ever have in your playing career, but you gotta kinda put that aside until it's all done, and focus on winning four more games,'" Walton said.