After spending 47 seasons at the Oracle Arena, it’s all coming to an end. To pay tribute, the Golden State Warriors once again donned the “We Believe” era uniforms for their last regular season home game before moving to San Francisco.
The “We Believe” team was first adopted during the 2006-07 Warriors when the franchise made a final push to lock up the eighth seed in the regular season; proceeding to stun the Dirk Nowitzki-led Dallas Mavericks team in just six games starring players like Baron Davis, Stephen Jackson and Monta Ellis.
The team waited until the very last second before tip off to give the fans a very pleasant surprise. However, one might’ve predicted the move prior to the game, as Stephen Curry has been wearing multiple Warrior legends jerseys prior to each home game, many of which were from the “We Believe” era.
Coincidentally, Curry is also the only member on the current roster that has ever wore the “We Believe” jersey during his rookie season in 2009-10, before the team switched back to its more traditional look in 2011.
The Warriors will be moving to the Chase Center in San Fransisco next season. After 47 seasons, the storied franchise has forever left its imprints in Oakland, where fans at the Oracle rocked with the team through the highs and lows loyally all these years.
While Oakland will be missed, we hope within the move to S.F. that it will not be forgotten.
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