History / Inspiration
The new Warriors logo features the Eastern Span of the new bridge rising over the Bay. That’s right, the Eastern span. Because the Warriors play their home games in Oakland — nowhere else. Various factors have caused them to have "home" games in San Jose, Daly City, and San Diego since then, but they remain an Oakland team. A team that like Oakland itself has seen the heights of glory, like the 1974-75 championship season, and pits of despair like the 30-52 season that mercifully ended in 1997. That's why the Warriors are an Oakland team, because they're fighters and rebels, full of resistance. The kind of team where a player named "Sleepy" can score 12 consecutive baskets and set a record for points scored in a quarter against Mighty Magic Johnson and his Lakers, a game still considered among the best in NBA history. There is no doubt that California is a golden state, but there's still only one rightful name for this team: The Oakland State Warriors.