The crowd played such a large role in the outcome of yesterday's game. It reminded me of the way a massive soccer crowd can affect a team, willing them on to win. (Liverpool's Anfield Road comes to mind.) If you watch this video of the Warriors killing the game off, you'll see how much the players feed off of the fans. The Mavericks players were clearly affected by the environment at the Arena, which was much different from the average American sporting atmosphere. Now, have a look at this photo:
Oracle Arena as house of worship? For the moment, this is the church of the Bay Area, with Snoop Dogg presiding. The effect is only heightened by the fact that every one of those yellow t-shirts reads "WE BELIVE." Hopefully there will be more for me to say about this later.