Golden State Warriors: An Inside Look at Tweedia Day


At the beginning of training camp, most NBA teams hold Media Day, which is an opportunity for local media members to interview players and when players participate in photo shoots and promotional pieces for the upcoming season.

The Golden State Warriors held Tweedia Day, their version of Media Day, yesterday. Their use of the phrase Tweedia Day shows their use of various social media outlets during Media Day to connect to their fans and allow their fans to gain special access to this type of event.

I was lucky enough to be invited to attend Warriors Tweedia Day this year, after being named one of the most influential Warriors fans and participated in the Warriors’ #DubsConfidential event, which involved the unveiling of their new slate-colored alternate jerseys. For an inside look into this event, click here.

Throughout Tweedia Day, I roamed around the Warriors’ practice facility in hopes of finding intriguing or entertaining moments I could capture and share with fans. There were plenty of opportunities to do so, given all the stations that each player goes through such as photo booths, the social media stations, interview stations, and the promotional stations for NBAE, ESPN, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, etc.

I arrived early, and the players had not come out yet, so the coaches were going through the stations. I got my first glimpse of new Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, who was going through some filming of in-game promotions and segments.

Then, the players came out and dispersed to their various locations. Former fan favorite Brandon Rush came in and took over the station that Kerr was previously at.

I saw some Media/Tweedia Day veterans such as David Lee, Andrew Bogut, and Andre Iguodala.

I saw some of the newest members of this year’s Warriors team such as Leandro Barbosa, Shaun Livingston, and some other younger players or rookies such as Nemanja Nedovic, Ognjen Kuzmic, Aaron Craft, Mitchell Watt, James Michael McAdoo, and Justin Holiday.

I also saw Marreese Speights, Draymond Green, and Harrison Barnes.

Then, of course, I got to see the Splash Brothers. Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry were photographed together with their gold medals from the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, and they, of course, were photographed separately at several different stations.

At times, I felt an almost overwhelming level of excitement, as I had almost unlimited options on where to go or who to see. This was a diehard Warriors fan’s dream! The excitement continued when I was interviewed on the Warriors’ live stream about the Warriors’ new alternate jersey and my thoughts on the #DubsConfidential event. To watch the interview and the live stream, click here.

Thanks again to the Warriors for yet another fantastic experience that I was extremely grateful to be a part of.

To view more of my pictures from Tweedia Day, click here.