The Golden State Warriors are back in Seattle for the first time since Kevin Durant was a rookie, more than a decade ago. And the team is going all-in on embracing the basketball history of the great city.
Prior to Friday night’s preseason contest against the Sacramento Kings, Warriors coach Steve Kerr met with the media for his pre-game press conference, and he rocked a pretty sweet and exceptionally funky Seattle SuperSonics t-shirt.
Sonics shirt for Steve Kerr at his pregame Seattle presser pic.twitter.com/0FtvD0EBYu— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 6, 2018
That is pretty awesome, and quite in character for the jovial Kerr, who has spoken at length this week about how deserving Seattle is of having an NBA team once again.
Of course, the return to Seattle is especially important for Durant, who was drafted by the organization. And he is taking advantage of the NBA’s new sneaker rules to break out the Sonics colorway of his signature line.
For those asking (dreaming): Warriors will not wear Sonics throwback jerseys during the game tomorrow in Seattle. Not allowed to. But they will honor ‘79 and ‘96 Sonics teams during game and KD will wear these shoes. pic.twitter.com/QBTyLrC8ru— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) October 4, 2018
Those are pretty exceptional looking.
All in all, the team is very much embracing the Sonics, but they’re also embracing the professional team that Seattle still has: The Storm, who are the defending WNBA champions.
NBA basketball in Seattle. What a concept! (And some love to WNBA) pic.twitter.com/2fUIyt9KfO— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) October 6, 2018
All in all, it looks like the Warriors are loving the Seattle experience. Hopefully the city gets an NBA team sooner rather than later.