The repetitiveness is becoming thin, yes it's been 40-years since the Warriors have won a championship and the majority of the fans have barely a memory of it all and that includes myself.
My beautiful hometown has been portrayed negatively for as long as I can recall. When you tell people where you're from them immediatelly think that you're a bad person or live in a crime infested area.
During The Finals I've been blessed with the opportunity to speak with people from all over the U.S. and internationally such as China, Australia and Argentina. One of the first things they said was that San Francisco reminded them of New York sans the rudeness and that Oakland was beautiful and had nice weather.
Yes, a camera crew got their car broken into and had their equipment stolen but I wouldn't leave my expensive equipment in my car in Beverly Hills!
Oakland is finally winning and the tide is changing. The Warriors won a championship after four-years in the post-season without any big names or bigger salaries on their rosters, the Oakland Raiders have a new dynamic coach who truly knows the definition of Raider Nation having being raised in nearby Hayward.
Although the Oakland A's continue to have a farm team they still manage to bring a All-Star worthy product to the field and made the playoffs last season.
I spoke with a group of Oakland natives at Tailgaters Sports Bar in Antioch after Tuesdays 105-97 victory over the Cavaliers.
While they have their favorite football and baseball teams, one thing is certain, they're all in agreement on one basketball team, The Golden State Warriors.