As of today the Golden State Warriors lead the Western Conference Final Series 3-0 against the Houston Rockets. One of the many fans, also known as Dub Nation, who’s happy about this is 105-year-old Sweetie. She turns 106 on June 12.
Sweetie stations herself there for Warriors games because she likes to be alone and free to yell at the TV as loudly as she wants. Her cat, Coco Chanel, will sit beside her, as always, but doesn’t mind the hubbub. Coco Chanel, it seems, is used to some noise when it comes to Sweetie’s Warriors.
“Every time I holler at the team, she just looks up at me,” Sweetie, still sprightly and spunky well over a century after her birth, told Mashable on a recent afternoon while wearing a bright yellow Warriors shirt. “And I holler at them a lot. I tell them: ‘Go get that ball!'”
Even though the Warriors won their last NBA championship in 1975 Sweetie didn’t become a Warriors fan until the early 1990’s. While Stephen Curry is the MVP of the NBA her favorite player is Draymond Green.
But her favorite player? That would be third-year forward Draymond Green. The fiery, emotional leader has become the soul of this year’s Warriors squad, while vastly outplaying anyone’s expectations for him when he was a second-round draft pick out of Michigan State.
“He came a long ways, you know what I mean?” Sweetie said. “I like Green’s style.”
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