Warriors Unveil First-Ever Chinese New Year Uniforms
Forwards Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green Unveil Uniform at Event in San Francisco’s Chinatown with Mayor Ed Lee; Team to Debut Uniforms on Friday, February 20 Against the San Antonio Spurs at Oracle Arena
The Warriors unveiled their first-ever Chinese New Year uniforms at an industry-first event at the Betty Ong Rec Center in San Francisco today with Warriors forwards Harrison Barnes and Draymond Green.
“We have been working with the NBA for two years now on our Chinese New Year uniforms to recognize the tremendous fan base that our Asian community represents,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “Connecting with our Asian community is a priority for our organization and we are proud that we are going to be one of two teams in the NBA to debut a Chinese New Year themed uniform as a way to thank our fans here in the Bay Area and abroad in China.”
In addition to the Warriors, the Houston Rockets also announced their Chinese New Year uniforms today, making the Warriors and the Rockets the first two teams in the NBA to debut a Chinese New Year uniform.
The Warriors home game on Friday, February 20 will be broadcasted on CCTV, in addition to ESPN, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra, while the Warriors Home Game on March 4 will also be broadcasted on CCTV in addition to Comcast SportsNet Bay Area and streamed on NBC Sports Live Extra.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) will pay tribute to its largest international fanbase Monday, February 19 to Wednesday, March 4 with its biggest ever Chinese New Year Celebration, ushering in the Year of the Goat with millions of fans in China, the U.S. and around the world. The celebration will feature a record 56 live games broadcast and streamed in Greater China, showcasing 27 of the 30 NBA teams; the debut of “Surprise Door,” the first NBA Chinese New Year television spot, which embraces the diversity of the league’s fans; the unveiling of the first Chinese New Year uniforms; and the tip-off of the Chinese New Year Celebration Season of Giving initiative to support underprivileged communities in China.
The Warriors, who were one of the first NBA teams to launch a Weibo account, weibo.com/warriors, recently surpassed over 1 million followers on Weibo and now have 1.5 million followers to date. In addition, the Warriors were one of the first NBA teams to have a Chinese Website, china.nba.com/warriors, and regularly conduct Weibo Q&A’s.
Created by adidas, the Warriors Chinese New Year uniforms feature the Slate as its primary color, the same color the Warriors wear on Slate Saturdays where the team wears their Slate Alternate Uniforms for every Saturday home and away game throughout the 2014-15 season. The Chinese New Year uniform also feature red and yellow throughout the uniform representing Chinese heritage with the yellow also representing the Warriors. The front of the uniform reads “Warriors” in Chinese and features the year of the animal that appears in the Chinese calendar on the sleeve and the waistline of the shorts, this year featuring the year of the goat.
Swingman jerseys are available today, January 26 at warriors.com and will be available at the Warriors Team Store at Oracle Arena on Friday, February 20 when the team debuts the Chinese New Year uniforms at Oracle Arena when the team plays the San Antonio Spurs. Chinese New Year jerseys and additional merchandise will also be available for purchase in China later this season.
The Warriors fifth annual Chinese New Year Celebration held on Wednesday, March 4 will feature special Chinese New Year themed pre-game, halftime and time-out break performances in addition to having the Warriors Dance Team and Warriors Hoop Troop outfitted in Chinese New Year merchandise.
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