Uniforms worn during iconic moments in Bay Area sports history
The Warriors made NBA history back in 2007, and boy did they look great while doing it.
After securing the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with a 16-5 finish to the regular season, Golden State would go on to defeat the 67-win Dallas Mavericks in a six-game first-round playoff series, becoming the first No. 8 seed in league history to defeat a one seed in a best-of-seven series.
The Warriors then advanced to the second round, where they encountered the Utah Jazz. Game 3 of that series produced another iconic moment in that same white jersey: Baron Davis' memorable dunk over Andrei Kirilenko.
Klay's quarter, Steph's shot
On Jan. 23, 2015, wearing the Warriors' home whites, Klay Thompson obliterated the previous NBA record by scoring 37 points -- in a single quarter.
Just over a year later on Feb. 27, 2016, Steph Curry went "BANG! BANG!" and stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder while wearing the sleeved slate jersey.
As far as regular-season games go, it's tough to get more iconic than those.
Scutaro stares skyward
One out away from a trip to the World Series, the skies open up on Marco Scutaro and the soon-to-be Nation League champion Giants. As Sergio Romo warmed up to close out Game 7 of the 2012 NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals, Scutaro could taste the moment -- literally.
Wearing the Giants' cream home jersey, he leaned back and smiled upward at the torrential downpour in what arguably was the iconic moment of that World Series run.
The Giants won three World Series titles in a span of five years. Buster Posey was there to embrace the pitcher who closed it out each and every time.
In 2010, it was Brian Wilson. In 2012, it was Sergio Romo. And in 2014, Madison Bumgarner was on the receiving end of a Buster Hug. In each case, the Giants were wearing their road greys.
It's not only one of the most iconic plays in 49ers history, but also the NFL as a whole. Dwight Clark's touchdown reception in the back of the end zone with less than a minute remaining in the 1981 NFC Championship Game pushed San Francisco past the Dallas Cowboys and into Super Bowl XVI, where the 49ers would prove victorious against the Cincinnati Bengals.
You know it's iconic when it's referred to simply as, "The Catch." The classic bright red home jersey Clark was wearing while completing it is synonymous with the play itself.
"The Catch II"
Almost two decades later, Terrell Owens came down with arguably the other greatest catch in 49ers history. In the waning seconds of the 1998 NFC Wild Card Game, he hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass in the middle of five Green Bay Packers defenders to deliver San Francisco the victory.
The contrast of Owens' dark red jersey against that collection of defenders certainly stood out, as did the ensuing "He caught it! He caught it!" radio call.
You know it's iconic when they make a movie about it.
Scott Hatteberg's walk-off home run on Sept. 4, 2002 didn't just extend the A's winning streak to an astonishing 20 games, it also provided the most magical moment during what was arguably the most magical phase for the franchise in the last three decades. The fact that it happened at home -- while wearing the pristine white jerseys -- made it all the more special.
The Sharks have yet to win a Stanley Cup, but they've been one of the most successful NHL franchises over the last 20 years. They've endured their fair share of playoff heartbreak, which is why Barclay Goodrow's series-clinching goal in Game 7 of the 2019 first-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights was so memorable. It came against San Jose's main rival, not long after the Sharks produced the most clutch five-minute power play in NHL playoff history.
The fact that it came in the Sharks' home teal -- the best color in all of professional sports -- was only proper.
Bibby's big shot
The Kings, unfortunately, have been on the wrong side of most of the iconic moments they've been a part of in recent memory. They've yet to win an NBA championship, but Mike Bibby got them as close as they've ever been.
In the closing seconds of Game 5 of the 2002 Western Conference finals, Bibby -- wearing the Kings' home whites -- came off a screen and nailed a jumper that would provide the decisive points in Sacramento's 92-91 win over the Los Angeles Lakers to take a 3-2 series lead. Of course, we all know what happened next.