History / Inspiration
The new Warriors logo features the Eastern Span of the new bridge rising over the Bay. Thatâ€™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.