Tonight marks the 6th game in the 2019 NBA Finals. The Golden State Warriors trail the Toronto Raptors 2 games to 3. If the Warriors are to stay in this series – moving to the final round in Toronto – they MUST win tonight.
The Dubs will be playing minus 2 of their key players (Kevin Durant and Kevon Looney) who are out with injuries, but Vegas has them winning by a small margin. Their legacy is on the line…*
Even if the Warriors (GO WARRIORS!) win tonight it will be bittersweet. While Dub-nation will be rallying the Warriors’ dynasty onward, they’ll also be saying goodbye to another legacy. This will be the last game played at Oracle Arena.
(I just couldn’t resist. ≋;> )
n. a person or thing regarded as an infallible authority or guide on something
n. a response or message given by an oracle, typically one that is ambiguous or obscure (archaic)
The arena opened in 1966 and is the oldest arena in the NBA.
The Oracle Arena is an indoor arena located in Oakland, California, United States, and is (has been) the home of the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA) since the 1971-72 season.
The last goodbye to Oracle Arena is upon the Warriors, and there is no doubt they and their crowd will do all they can to bring down the walls.
Whether the roar will be enough to deliver victory over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night in Game 6 of the NBA Finals is another matter. It will be determined by the quality of the basketball, which in this instance is the co-star.
This night belongs to the building formerly known as the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, then The Arena in Oakland, followed briefly by Oakland Arena and, lastly, Oracle Arena. This night is about 47 years of memories, of times good and bad, of fans that have entered the gates and those who greeted them with a smile and a kind word.
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