With NBA legends like Jason Kidd, Paul Pierce and Bill Russell hailing from the Oakland area, how could The City not be the stomping ground for some of basketball’s greatest action?
And with a team like the Warriors—one that knows a little something about winning championships—it’s no wonder Oakland’s arena is always packed. Suit up and rep the The City where the common refrain to the latest flashes of gold has become something to the tune of, “Nah, no way—how’d he just make that?”
Inspired by the golden strokes of the California sun and the wild weather of the Bay Area, the Warriors have a history of lighting up the league while raining down on the bucket. But their real specialty is making a splash when they’re least expected to—proven time and again with NBA titles.
Take for instance the Western Conference Finals in 1975. Down 2-3 and nearly out at the hot hands of the Chicago Bulls, the Warriors mounted an unthinkable comeback to take the Western Championship before sweeping the heavy favorited Washington Bullets for the championship. Case and point: When you think of writing off the Warriors, let it be known, they’re set on rewriting history.
Basketball fanatics love arguing over the best NBA team of all time, with popular opinion immediately hedging toward the Chicago Bulls. But was it their 1995-1996 season or 1996-1997? Of course, during the ensuing back-and-forth someone always suggests the 1985-1986 Boston Celtics, so another counters with the 2008-2009 Los Angeles Lakers. But we’re throwing out one team that’s above all the chatter: the Golden State Warriors.
A threat from anywhere in the court—check. An MVP escape artist armed with the sweetest shot in the game—check. A team talent for making the rest of the league look like an amateur contest—check. Rep the Golden State, and keep watch on those record books, ‘cause the Warriors are coming for them.
It was the 1974-1975 season, 13 years after Franklin Mieuli bought and moved the team from Philly to the San Francisco Bay Area. It was on the backs of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Rick Barry and Jamaal Wilkes. It was the first NBA Championship for the Warriors in the great Golden State.
After an up-and-down regular season, the Warriors finished with a 48-34 record that landed Golden State atop the Pacific Division and secured a first round bye in the postseason. With a 4-2 rally over division rivals the Seattle SuperSonics, and a 4-3 barnburner over the Chicago Bulls, getting to the NBA Finals proved anything but easy, but the final hurdle turned out to be. Facing far-and-away favorite, the Washington Bullets, the golden boys of Golden State produced one of the greatest upsets in NBA history by sweeping the team in four games. Pay homage.
From their start in San Francisco to their move across the bay, the Golden State Warriors have a long history of being on the move and untouchable when it matters most. No more apparent than their 1975 run to the NBA Championship, where, as the underdogs and a team dismissed by pundits, they swept the Washington Bullets in four games for the franchise’s first league title in the Bay Area.
And it’s hardly just their ability to surprise that makes the Warriors showtime central for the NBA. It’s their iconic flash and splash factor, a legacy cultivated by the trifecta scoring specialists Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin, better known as Run TMC. Pay homage to Cali’s hotshots and the league’s Golden Boys.
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the colors of Navy Blue and Gold. It’s for lifting when your Galaxy take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this signature 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
Being an LA Galaxy fan doesn't stop after the game, just like the kit doesn’t end at the knees. Make every day game day, and rep your oath to the Navy Blue and Gold down to your toes with the ultimate athletic socks. Your city, your home, Los Angeles, never walk alone!
Yosemite: home of spectacular waterfalls, granite cliffs, and towering sequoias. It’s time to brush the dust off that long lens camera you got for your 17th birthday, head west to the only national park with a cartoon character named after it and behold the majestic power of nature.
Whether it’s the Half Dome’s mammoth cliff face or Yosemite Falls’ stomach-lurching drops, this park should skyrocket to the top of your destination list. Pay homage to our nation's natural awe with this super-soft tee.
In partnership with Huckberry, a San Francisco-based shop and magazine for the outdoorsy, this collection of National Park Tees showcases our shared love of discovery and celebrates a legacy of conservation.
This is not merely a scarf. This is a testament to your dedication, an emblem of your enduring oath to the colors of Blue and Black. It’s for brandishing when your Earthquakes take the pitch and for clutching after game-winning goals in stoppage time. Carry on the honor, the passion and the glory with this 59” x 7” fan staple. Live the colors.
Being an Earthquakes fan doesn't stop after the game, just like the kit doesn’t end at the knees. Make every day game day, and rep your oath to the Blue and Black down to your toes with the ultimate athletic socks. Forward as one!
The wanderlust got us good in Yosemite, and after exploring its vast majesty—as much of the 747,956 acres as we could—we understand every reason the California grand land motivated John Muir to campaign for a U.S. National Parks system.
Our recommendations: If you absolutely dig jaw-dropping vistas, stray a little from the standard of Yosemite Valley and make the trek to Mirror Lake, then jump in and become part of the beauty. When you’re all pruney, take Tioga Road over the meadows and mountains, through the expansive groves of colossal sequoias, sure to stop at each waterfall. And we trust you wouldn’t have missed El Capitan along the way. Tuckered out from all the touring? Head to one more lake, Siesta Lake, break out that HOMAGE fleece blanket, and catch some Z’s. If you’re one of the lucky few, you might even eye one of the park’s rare black bears. Yosemite, so much to see.