Tonight at Oracle Arena, the Golden State Warriors will retire Chris Mullin’s #17 jersey. It’s a well-deserved honor for the Hall of Famer. I’ll be in attendance wearing my Mullin throwback jersey.
When I grew up watching basketball for the first time, Mullin was the first superstar that I followed. I don’t know if it was his smooth shooting or his sweet passing, but Mullin ended up being my favorite player of all time.
I don’t even remember if I ever actually saw him play basketball live because I didn’t attend my first basketball game until 1998 and he was a Pacer then. But I still credit him for my love of basketball.
I am glad I am going to the game tonight. It’s a part of my childhood relived. I hope no big 49ers news breaks while I am watching this game.