From a team perspective, one of the best parts about social media is the constant interaction with fans. And since the Warriors are the Bay Area’s only basketball team, we share a lot of the same fans that other teams like the 49ers, Raiders, Sharks, Giants and A’s do. And while we have a lot of fun supporting our neighbors, the athletes on these respective teams do the same.
With that in mind, we decided to try something fun this season by having a player from every Bay Area sports team conduct a one-quarter Twitter takeover at one of our games. Joe Staley, the 49ers All-Pro tackle, started things off on October 7, with Giants All-Star closer Sergio Romo taking part on January 30. The two San Francisco teams were followed up by the Raiders, with wide receiver Rod Streater and punter Marquette King joining forces to take over our @warriors account on February 22. And since the Santa Cruz Warriors have put their stamp on the Bay since arriving last year, Seth Curry and Mychel Thompson (brothers of Steph and Klay) came to take over the account on March 9.
To conclude the series, we had to go big, so on March 30, Josh Reddick of the Oakland A’s, Jason Demers of the San Jose Sharks, and none other than Bay Area native MC Hammer were slated to come together with one lucky fan to take over our account for the entire game. Demers was a late scratch due to a bout with the flu, but as luck would have it, A’s reliever Sean Doolittle was ready to come out of the bullpen, keeping the four-quarter takeover alive. The first-ever #DubsTwitterTakeover Night was a great way to conclude the season-long series, and something that truly represented the spirit of the Bay Area.
Watch the video below and check out a full social recap of #DubsTwitterTakeover Night:
- @warriors Takeover: #SCSplashBrothers
- @warriors Takeover: Raiders Rod Streater & Marquette King
- @warriors Takeover: Giants Sergio Romo
- @warriors Takeover: 49ers Joe Staley
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