NBA is back: Warriors fans cheer on team for season opener amid Green, Poole drama

ByLena Howland, Tim Johns via KGO logo
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
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Fresh off their championship win last season, the Golden State Warriors had it's season opener at the Chase Center Tuesday night.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- After four long months, the Warriors are back!

Fresh off their championship win last season, the team had it's season opener Tuesday night.

Fans from all over the Bay Area descended on Chase Center to watch the game unfold.

Super fan Debbie Canning showed us her homemade outfit, saying how much she thinks the team means to the region.

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"I really think that they get it. They're so down to earth. And they care about everything, but they love basketball and they play basketball the right way," she said.

In recent weeks, players Draymond Green and Jordan Poole have made headlines. Green punched Poole during a recent practice.

But most people we talked to say, they expect it to be a non-issue as the season gets underway.

"I think he needs more work in his personality, his bad temper, whatever," said Marcella del Alcazar.

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Although some were quicker to forgive Green than others.

"You got big brother looking out for little brother. It's okay. Draymond's going to get over it," said Remie Quejada.

So while fans hope that this year will bring in another championship for Golden State, many also say they're just happy to watch the team back on their own court.

"When they were in California, they started in San Francisco first. So they're just returning home. They were on loan to the East Bay," said Ranon Ross.

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