Warriors sending 105-year-old fan to NBA Finals game against Cavaliers

The Golden State Warriors' win over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night has everyone cheering from Oakland's mayor to the team's oldest fan, who's young at heart.


Even President Barack Obama has an opinion on the NBA Finals. In a Twitter chat Thursday morning he acknowledged that "no one can outshoot Curry."


Perhaps the president, like thousands of others, will be watching when the championship series begins on June 4, which you can watch only on ABC7.

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"Oakland has so much beauty," said Mayor Libby Schaaf.

The mayor hopes the media spotlight will shine on her city during the playoffs.

"All those great shots around our Lake Merritt, people walking on tightropes, our majestic cranes that guard our waterfront," she said.

And if the Dubs win, the mayor says the victory parade will be in Oakland.

Golden State's oldest fan, 105-year-old Sweetie, is ready to celebrate the team she loves

"They seem like a family," she said. "And they get together and they play some ball."

And on Wednesday night after the team's big win, the love was returned in a shout out from Coach Steve Kerr.

"I'm happy for all of our fans and especially Sweetie," he said. "If you're watching out there, congrats."


"I couldn't believe it," Sweetie said. "I had to hear it again."

Players past and present always give props to their diehard fans.

"Nate the Great" Thurmond played for both the Warriors and did a short stint with their NBA Finals opponent, the Cleveland Cavaliers. He tells ABC7 News that Dub Nation's legendary enthusiasm has an impact.

"Through the bad times they shout, they scream, they hollered, they filled the arena, and now they have a super team and the best team in the league," he said.

Sweetie hopes the Warriors will give her a ticket so she can be one of those crazies raising the roof at Oracle.

"Well here I am, waiting," she said with a laugh.

Well, wait no more, Sweetie! The Warriors contacted me Thursday night to say they're working out logistics to get Sweetie to the first game on Thursday.

She turns 106 on June 12. So this will be quite the birthday present for her.


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