A new jersey the Warriors will wear during the 2020-21 NBA season leaked on the Internet late last week.
And Golden State made it official Monday morning.
Oakland is and will always be a part of our team’s identity.
“Oakland Forever," presented by @Rakuten, is a nod to the We Believe era and its turning point in Oakland’s basketball history.
To honor the Town, we partnered with Nike to put a spin on these classic uniforms. pic.twitter.com/d7nUAJLbzM
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) November 2, 2020
“We know we wanted to celebrate Oakland,” Jen Millet, the franchise's senior vice president of marketing, told The Athletic's Marcus Thompson. “We looked for inspiration from a number of places.
"There was something about that era. It felt like we hadn’t celebrated ‘We Believe’ enough.”
The Warriors honored the 2006-07 "We Believe" squad during the final regular-season game in Oracle Arena on April 7, 2019.
The Warriors are rocking the “We Believe” jerseys in the final regular season game in Oracle Arena history. Absolutely amazing pic.twitter.com/b0HvwrDWZ4
— Drew Shiller (@DrewShiller) April 8, 2019
But this latest move shows an even stronger ode to the city of Oakland.
“Oakland is and forever will be part of this franchise’s identity," Golden State's president and COO, Rick Welts, said in a statement.
In addition to this new one and their standard home and road uniforms, the Warriors will wear the gold "The Bay" jersey from last season.
"The Warriors plan to keep a jersey dedicated to Oakland in the lineup, so the 'We Believe' remix is in the rotation for one year," Thompson writes. " 'The Town' jerseys will be back eventually, but the Warriors will continue with new offerings dedicated to Oakland."