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Ugly yellow sleeves suit this blue-collar team

You will notice a different vocabulary in this column. Like "apparel" and "fabric" and "style."

I don't usually write about clothes. I generally write about layups, home runs and performance-enhancing drugs. You'll also notice "symbolism," that dreaded word from Freshman English.

So, bear with me, because I'm writing about the Warriors' T-shirts, the shocking yellow ones they wore Friday night when they beat the San Antonio Spurs, the best team in the NBA, 107-101 in overtime. It was a statement game for the Warriors after they had lost six of their previous seven and seemed headed down the drain. It was also a fashion statement.

The Warriors players wore shirts made of light fabric and with short sleeves, as opposed to the tank tops everyone else wears in the NBA. The Warriors will wear the short-sleeve T-shirts their two remaining Friday night home games.

I am not saying the T-shirts made the Warriors win. I am not saying the T-shirts are good luck. I am not even saying the T-shirts have a special style. Well, actually, I am.

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