Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the United States’ 49th vice president, but she’ll also be sworn in as a first of many. She’ll be the first African American vice president, the first Asian American vice president and first woman vice president.
The Golden State Warriors honored Harris in a video the team account posted on Twitter on Wednesday. The video features a young girl, Stella, from Oakland.
“I like that Kamala is from Oakland, too,” Stella says. “I love that Kamala looks like me and I can do anything.”
The video cuts to a speech from Harris about how her Oakland roots shaped her career.
“I am so proud to be a daughter of Oakland, California,” Harris said. “Every little girl watching tonight sees that this is a country of possibilities. To the children of country, regardless of your gender, our country has sent you a clear message: Dream with ambition, lead with conviction, and see yourselves in a way that others may not. Simply because they’ve never seen it before.”
Stella is also wearing a huge “Oakland Forever” jersey, which the Warriors will wear for their game Wednesday night against the San Antonio Spurs. The jersey is a throwback to the Warriors’ “We Believe” era in celebration of their unlikely playoff run and upset of the No. 1-seeded Dallas Mavericks in the 2006-07 playoffs. It’s tweaked to honor the city the Warriors played in for 47 years.
The video features Steph Curry signing and virtually gifting a framed “Oakland Forever” jersey — with the number 49 and “Madame VP” on the back — for Harris to hang in her vice presidential office.
“Madame Vice President, I’m not saying that you’ve got to put this up in your office at the White House, but it’d probably a good idea,” Curry said in the video. “Congratulations on blazing your own path. We’re all rooting and supporting you the whole way.”
Harris promised to put the framed jersey — which includes a plaque that reads: “For representing the spirit of the Town” — in her vice presidential office.
Oakland’s own. pic.twitter.com/j5dTtU1n2i
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) January 20, 2021
The video concludes with part of Harris’ speech:
“While I may be the first woman in this office, I won’t be the last.”
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