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John Lombardo

Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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Warriors Unveil Alternate Uniforms With Help Of Influential Fans

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 29 / 14

The Warriors last night unveiled their alternate uniform for the upcoming season at a private event at Twitter’s S.F. HQ, with fans of the team identified as social media influencers. The 10 influencers were told only that they were invited to a special event held by the team. Warriors officia...

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