SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KGO) -- The Golden State Warriors are set to open their amenity-filled new arena next season, but ABC7 has unearthed a scoop about a hidden feature at the Chase Center.
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When Warriors players step to the free throw line, down below their toes, buried beneath the hardwood, will be a Rick Barry "granny shot" bobblehead.
Barry gave us the assist on the bobblehead news during a court dedication event at The Edgewood Center for Children and Families in San Francisco on Thursday.
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The bobblehead, which was released in 2015, commemorated the Basketball Hall of Famer's unorthodox underhand free throw shooting technique. Maybe it will bring a little extra mojo to the Warriors. Barry's all-time free throw shooting percentage was 89.3-percent, and he led the NBA in free throw shooting percentage the final three seasons of his career.
Barry ranks fourth on the NBA's all-time list of most accurate free throw shooters (.8998) - one spot behind current Warriors star Stephen Curry (.9034). Steve Nash, who is a player development consultant with the Warriors, holds the top spot with a .9043 free throw shooting percentage.
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Now that we know the Warriors are burying commemorative bobbleheads below the playing surface, we'll keep digging for more hidden gems at the Chase Center.
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