Warriors' new 'Oakland Forever' jersey replaces 'The Town' next season

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Warriors' new 'Oakland Forever' jersey replaces 'The Town' version originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

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.

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“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.

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But this latest move shows an even stronger ode to the city of Oakland.

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“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."

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