This year marks the sixth contest between the San Quentin Warriors and a team made up of staffers from the NBA squad from Oakland. And despite Golden State Warriors GM Bob Myers dropping an impressive stat line of 32 points and 31 rebounds, it was the inmate squad from San Quentin that came out on top, 103-102 during the closing seconds.
It’s just the second time in the six years of playing the squad from the NBA organization that the San Quentin players have taken home the victory.
But perhaps more important then that was the impression that both sides left on each other after the game. Thanks to the video above, provided by ABC 7, we were left with a great visual storytelling of the game.
The Athletic’s Marcus Thompson also went inside the prison to witness the game, and wrote what will perhaps turn out to be one of the most important features of 2017. Thompson’s feature is required reading for an NBA fan, one in which he contemplates the nature not only of the game itself but how it is he stands on one side of the fence.
Kudos to the Warriors for putting on this kind of event, and of course congratulations to San Quentin for the late game win.