Carlmont students cheer on the Warriors as the NBA Finals kickoff


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Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors in scoring with 34 points in Game 1 of the NBA Finals.

Joshua Baxter, Staff Writer

The Golden State Warriors squared off against the Toronto Raptors in Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals, in which the Raptors were victorious 118-109.

In a report done by SFGate News, the geotagging of tweets showed that California was one of just three states who are rooting for the Warriors to win the Finals.

At Carlmont, students often showcase their support for their favorite teams by wearing gear to school such as hats, jerseys, and hoodies. Due to the Warriors recent success, Golden State apparel can be seen in both the hallways and classrooms.

While buying clothing to wear is the go-to for Carlmont students, it’s not the only thing fans buy to show their appreciation for their team. Kazuya Takahashi, a junior, has his own way of letting people know he’s a Warriors fan.

“I support the Warriors by purchasing merchandise with their brand on it, whether it’s hoodies or shirts, or even players’ jerseys. I even have a Warriors poster in my room that I’ve had since I was 12 years old,” Takahashi said.

Fans of the Warriors also show support for their team by watching the games and cheering them on, whether it be at Oracle Arena or at home on their couch.

“I watch every Warriors game because I love the team’s chemistry and how they always pour their hearts out onto the court, even when they are losing,” said Josh Graves, a sophomore.

After beating the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Finals the previous two years, the Warriors look to make it three straight against the Raptors. Sophomore Christopher Fromm has watched the Warriors play for a while and is excited that his team is back in the mix for another championship.

“It feels odd, sort of like a regular cycle which seems to happen every year now, but I’m proud to see them playing again with the chance to win another ring,” Fromm said.

While this is the fifth straight year the Warriors have made it to the Finals, they are in uncharted territory. The series against the Raptors marks the first time where this Warriors team is not facing LeBron James and the Cavaliers in the Finals.

“It feels weird not facing LeBron, but I think it’s a good change of pace and will be exciting to watch,” Graves said.