The off-brand merch sold during Dubs parade was mostly hilarious
the off brand merch sold during dubs parade was mostly hilarious

The off-brand merch sold during Dubs parade was mostly hilarious

The Golden State Warriors championship parade down San Francisco’s Market Street on Monday featured two official merchandise stops for fans. And dozens and dozens of very, very, very unofficial ones.

Entrepreneurs were out in force all along the route, selling hats, tees and sweatshirts with off-brand Warriors designs on them for around $10 a pop. Gear was displayed on everything from fold-out tables tables and mobile racks, to E-Z UP tents and mobile wheelchairs.

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday's NBA Championship parade.

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday’s NBA Championship parade.

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And while some of the gear was just janky replicas of existing Warriors gear (there were a lot of the Poole Party shirts floating around), a lot of it was pretty creative. Highlights included Finals MVP Steph Curry‘s face superimposed on Tupac Shakur’s body with the phrases “3Pac Sha’Curry” and “All eyez on 3’s,” and a replica of Vibe Magazine’s 1996 Death Row cover featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight and Tupac Shakur in a “Goodfellas”-inspired collage, with Jordan Poole as Snoop, Klay Thompson as Dr. Dre, Curry as Tupac, Draymond as Suge Knight, and Wiggins hilariously sandwiched into the top row.

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday's NBA Championship parade.

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday’s NBA Championship parade.

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Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday's NBA Championship parade.

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday’s NBA Championship parade.

Grant Marek/SFGATE

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday's NBA Championship parade.

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday’s NBA Championship parade.

Grant Marek/SFGATE

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday's NBA Championship parade.

Off-brand Golden State Warriors merchandise could be found up and down Market St. during Monday’s NBA Championship parade.

Grant Marek/SFGATE

Grant Marek/SFGATE
Off-brand Warriors merchandise was everywhere during Monday’s championship parade.

Most of the shirts also couldn’t decide who to leave on and off of the Dubs starting five — despite being a starter for much of the playoff run, Kevon Looney was absent from about half the shirts (replaced by sixth man Poole), while some included both Poole and Looney and had six players on them. Despite starting several Finals games, Otto Porter Jr. was bageled when it came to off-brand championship gear.

The best unofficial addition though: one shirt didn’t even include the Larry O’Brien trophy, but instead a random stock image of a golden ball trophy.

The entrepreneurial spirit was strong amongst Dub Nation, with unofficial vendors selling everything from Dubs buttons and drinks in buckets, to weed and hot dogs off George Foreman grills.

The entrepreneurial spirit was strong amongst Dub Nation, with unofficial vendors selling everything from Dubs buttons and drinks in buckets, to weed and hot dogs off George Foreman grills.

Grant Marek/SFGATE

Outside of gear, the entrepreneurial spirit was also just generally strong amongst Dub Nation, with unofficial vendors selling everything from Dubs buttons and drinks in buckets, to weed and hot dogs off George Foreman grills.

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