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Golden State Warriors show love to Oakland with new City Edition uniforms

It’s going to a blast from the past approach for the Golden State Warriors with the teams’ City Edition uniforms.

On Monday, the team unveiled its City Edition jerseys for the 2020-21 season, which have “Oakland” emblazoned on the chest and are based on the jerseys from the 1997-2010 seasons. The team played in Oakland from 1972-96 and again from 1997-2010.

“Oakland is and forever will be part of this franchise’s identity,” Rick Welts, Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer, said in a statement. “The Oakland Forever campaign, in partnership with Rakuten, will deepen our ties and impact in Oakland through a dedicated focus on community efforts, advancing educational equity, and providing safe access to health and wellness resources.”

The jersey design is a throwback to the 2006-07 season, dubbed the “We Believe” era, the team wrote in an announcement. That year, the Golden State Warriors became the first No. 8 seed to upset a No. 1 seed in a best-of-seven series when they upended the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.

This is one of the few City Edition jerseys that have received widespread praise, by paying homage to Oakland and its long rich history for the organization that recently moved to San Francisco is a smart move.

Golden State will also honor its connection to Oakland by building a new outdoor basketball court in the city with an “Oakland Forever” theme.

You can’t think Warriors basketball without thinking of the Oracle Arena and the city of Oakland, which lost both of their teams in less than a year.

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