The era of the Golden State Warriors in Oracle Arena is coming to a close, as the team plays their final regular season home game at the stadium on Sunday night. Ahead of the game, Steph Curry was seen paying tribute to former Warriors star Monta Ellis. The 30-year-old walked into the arena wearing a throwback Warriors jersey with Ellis' No. 8 on the back, in homage of his former teammate.
Steph Curry pays tribute Monta Ellis prior to the last regular season game ever at Oracle Arena pic.twitter.com/4XHen2zkdP— Logan Murdock (@loganmmurdock) April 7, 2019
This is a classy gesture from the star guard, who clearly appreciates Ellis' contributions not only to the team, but to Curry's own career. Ellis acted as a mentor for Steph during his early years in the league, playing alongside one another for two and a half seasons.
With Golden State set to play in their new arena, the Chase Center, in 2020, the team wants to have a memorable exit from Oracle Arena before making the move to San Francisco. They host the Clippers at 8:30 p.m. ET.