Golden State Warriors fly SF Giants flag, wear Belt-inspired captain hats on boat before NLDS Game 5

SAN FRANCISCO — A crew of Golden State Warriors traveled by boat through the San Francisco Bay looking to be on their way to Oracle Park for Game 5 of the NLDS between the Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Warriors stars Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, head coach Steve Kerr were captured in social media posts from a host of other Golden State players on a boat with a Giants flag flying and some players donning Brandon Belt-inspired captain hats.

Curry posted a photo story on Instagram of the Golden Gate bridge and a Giants flag in the forefront saying “Big day in the bay,” tagging the Giants. Curry’s brother-in-law and Warriors guard Damion Lee posted a photo of himself on the boat in a Giants-themed captain hat. Thompson, the Warriors multi-All-Star hoping to return this season after ACL and Achilles tears sidelined him since the 2019 NBA finals, was pictured in a Belt-style captain hat, too.

Others seen on the boat include 2020 first-round pick James Wiseman and 2021 first-round picks Moses Moody and Jonathan Kuminga.

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Kerr, a Southern California native, is a life long Los Angeles Dodgers fan. Thompson’s brother, outfielder Trayce Thompson, has played for a handful of MLB teams — including the Oakland A’s and Dodgers. Though a Southern California native, too, Thompson said he hated the Dodgers because they cut Trayce, Kerr said in 2018.

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“Klay hates the Dodgers by the way after they cut his brother,” Kerr said to reporters back then. “Once they released Trayce. We had a team dinner the other night during Game 7 (of the NLCS) and we had the game on, and Klay walked into the dinner and just blurted out, ‘Go Brewers!’ Simple as that.”

No word on where the Warriors may watch the game — will they stay on the yacht or sit in the stands to soak in the live experience? With an off-day on Thursday and their final preseason game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, this may be the team’s last chance to relax before the long NBA season begins for them against the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 19.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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