Let's get this out of the way: We like it. We hated Thunder
and do not mourn his passing. The Golden State Warriors' new logo
, clearly modeled after the yet-to-be-erected eastern span of the Bay Bridge
, brings us a wave of nostalgia the team's play of late has not.
Not only are the new-old (old-new?) logos reminiscent of the team's "The
jerseys -- some of the greatest ever donned by basketball players
-- they hark to the team's blue-and-gold heyday of the late 1980s and
Those were some of the most entertaining teams ever assembled
. It warrants mentioning that, following the Chris Webber debacle in 1993, the warriors switched over to their black-and-orange monstrosities
and brought in Thunder the dunkin' mascot. No, the team's garish duds and overactive mascot for attention-deprived fans were not the cause of the team's decade of misery. But they do represent team management attempting to make up for dreadful decision-making and woeful on-court play via sartorial choices and bread and circuses. Good riddance to all that.
Hopefully the Warriors will be successful before the bridge they'll wear on their chests is complete. A man can dream
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