Harrison Barnes throws out the first pitch at an A's game in June (Getty Images)
In what feels like a quick turnaround to everyone but long-suffering Golden State Warrior fans, the franchise has plucked itself out of the ranks of the mediocre and turned into a genuine contender out West. The organization’s front office could have rested on its laurels following just its second playoff appearance in 19 seasons earlier this summer, but instead the team finagled ways to clear cap space and make a deal for all-around demon Andre Iguodala in a move that the team hopes will put it over the top.
In response, Warrior fans have started to buy season tickets in droves, hoping to secure credentials for a 2013-14 run that could last until June. The team topped the 14,000 season ticket-holder mark recently, and as a bonus second-year swingman Harrison Barnes decided to call the fan that put the franchise over that mark:
Buying a guy’s season ticket pass for him – fine move, Mr. Barnes. Harrison is certainly well-heeled, but also remember that he’s only on a rookie contract. It’s just as cool as Larry Sanders’ recent move, but with far less in the bank account to make it happen.
It says here that 14,000 committed fans can’t be wrong: Golden State is going to be incredibly fun to watch this year. I just hope Harrison doesn’t mind me taking their games in from my living room.
Here's Stephen Curry talking up his team's chances for 2013-14:
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