In a surprise for their loyal fans Sunday night, the Golden State Warriors donned the famous, throwback “We Believe” jerseys worn during the 2007 playoff run.
The occasion was the final regular season game at Oracle Arena.
Stephen Curry led the way with 27 points in a 131-104 win against the LA Clippers, which clinched the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference, and head coach Steve Kerr alluded to a possible final celebration for the Oakland faithful in June.
Per The AP:
“Hopefully we’ll have another send-off in a grander manner,” Kerr said.
A banner commemorating 47 years at Oracle was unveiled afterward and it will move across the bay to hang inside new Chase Center in San Francisco where the Warriors will play next season.
“These jerseys hold a special place in Warriors’ fans hearts and this organization and the history of this organization,” Draymond Green said.
The Warriors played their 1,936th regular-season game at Oracle, where the first game was held on Oct. 24, 1967, against Cincinnati. Golden State’s overall record in the venue: 1,166-770.
“Let me just say that for 47 years, Warriors fans have stuck with us through thick and thin,” Kerr told the crowd moments after the final buzzer, also thanking arena staff. “Let’s be honest, most of those years have been a little thin.”