California sports teams tweet support and donate after fatal Oakland party fire

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Some of California’s major sports teams across football, baseball and basketball have pledged on Twitter to help the victims and families affected by a devastating fire that tore through an Oakland warehouse party Friday night, killing at least 9 people.

The Oakland Raiders said it would join Oakland Athletics to match donations up $30,000.

The NFL team also announced it would observe a moment of silence prior to its game against the Buffalo Bills at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Sunday.

We have teamed up with the @Athletics to aid those affected by Friday’s Oakland warehouse fire.

To help donate: https://t.co/MZjQOQlKA6 pic.twitter.com/DHXcEJ6SHe

— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) December 4, 2016 Read more…

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Klay Thompson makes the best paper airplane on the West Coast

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Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson continued his streak of irreverent press conference moments on Monday by tossing a top-notch paper airplane at the media before walking out of the room.

The self-proclaimed “best paper airplane on the West Coast” comes a couple weeks after Thompson sipped a Coors Light in the middle of a post-game interview. 

Thompson’s shooting skills on Monday weren’t bad, either. The 26-year-old put up 20 points during the Warriors’ narrow 105-100 victory. 

But if basketball doesn’t work out, at least Thompson has a backup plan. 

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The Warriors lost the NBA Finals but everyone still wants their jerseys

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Cyber Monday has spoken — though the Golden State Warriors lost the NBA Finals, they’re still kings of the online merch game. 

As of 10 p.m. ET on Cyber Monday, the Warriors are the top-selling NBA team on sports retail website Fanatics. NBA MVP Steph Curry, the Warriors point guard, is the top-selling NBA jersey on Fanatics for the second Cyber Monday in a row, according to Fanatics Director of Public Relations Brandon Williams.  

Even though the Warriors couldn’t win their second NBA title in as many years, it’s not surprising that fans are loading up on Golden State merch. Last year’s squad notched a record 73 wins, and with the offseason signing of Kevin Durant, many are calling the 2016-17 Warriors one of the best teams in NBA history.  Read more…

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