Being a coffee roaster in the Bay Area has its perks. We are lucky to be surrounded by some great sports teams. This time of year in the Oakland area, it’s all about the Golden State Warriors and the NBA playoffs. Our team here at McLaughlin Coffee consists of some die-hard Warriors fans and some more fair-weather fans that are super excited about the Dubs’ shot at the title this year.
During the regular season, it’s been fun to come into work on the day after a Warriors game and talk about that awesome dunk, Draymond’s weird triple double, or Steph’s latest crazy 3-pointer. When KD sprained his MCL, spirits at the roastery were a little low the next day. We were waiting for the MRI and the news on how bad the injury was. When the Warriors then lost 5 of 7, panic set in…will our Dubs lose the number 1 seed? But this latest win streak to end the season and the return of KD has us so excited about the upcoming playoff run that starts this Saturday.
On breaks, we get the basketball out and play a game of B-E-A-N-S (aka H-O-R-S-E) or try to make some crazy shots through the rafters. We had Warriors Wednesday this week, where everyone wore their Dubs gear to work. Here are a couple pictures from our basketball-filled break yesterday:
A few weeks ago, we had some joking conversations about coming up with a special edition t-shirt to celebrate the Dubs and the NBA Playoffs. As we talked about it more, the conversation turned more serious and we decided to go for it. We’ll have them available in our office and on the website starting next week.
For all of you fellow Warriors fans out there, let’s get our team into the NBA Finals and win it this year! Go Dubs!