Stephen Curry digs ‘vibe’ of Warriors’ Oakland jerseys
Steph on wearing Oakland jerseys: "It meant everything. A full circle moment … it's an awesome vibe of representing Oakland. The Town — just the soul of a city that supported us. It meant a lot."
— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) January 21, 2021
Back in November, the Warriors revealed their City Edition jerseys for this season would be an homage to Oakland. From 1971-2019, the Warriors used to call Oracle Arena — located in Oakland — home. However, following the 2018-2019 season, Golden State decided to move to the Chase Center. Unlike Oracle Arena, the Chase Center is located in San Francisco, distancing the franchise from their fans in Oakland.
Nevertheless, these new jerseys were created to pay respects to the days of Baron Davis and Matt Barnes, and even the early days of Curry. Barnes spoke about the new jerseys back in November, saying he’s glad that the team decided to show respect toward the old teams and fans in Oakland.
It’s clear that Stephen Curry is a big fan of these new jerseys, and they certainly look fresh. The Warriors also played arguably their best game of the season on Wednesday night, so perhaps they’ll prove to be some sort of good luck charm.
After a sluggish start to the season, Golden State is up to 8-6 and looking like a playoff contender in the Western Conference, even without Klay Thompson.