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Stephen Curry with his daughter Ryan after the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 129-120, and won the N.B.A. championship.

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Today’s item comes from our tech columnist and proud Warriors fan, Farhad Manjoo.

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After the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers to win the N.B.A. championship on Monday, Casey Newton, a reporter at the tech news site The Verge, posted a funny Tweet: “As someone who only liked the Warriors after they became successful, this moment is huge for me.”

Mr. Newton was taking a self-effacing shot at the “bandwagon fan,” a label that probably describes just about everyone in the San Francisco Bay Area. Not too long ago, for much of San Francisco and its environs, the Dubs were a long-forgotten team based in Oakland; you would have seen more Lakers merch around the city than anyone bearing the blue-and-gold.

It was only a couple of years ago, after the Warriors began winning, that the larger Bay Area began to recognize that it might have a place in the N.B.A. This year, with the talk of inevitability, Warriors fever became a Bay-wide epidemic. That Dubs logo was everywhere these last few weeks — on San Francisco office towers, on Teslas and Toyotas. It was nearly as ubiquitous as our other example of homegrown iconography: Apple billboards.

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But you know what? The Bay Area needed a good bandwagon. This place has always been a fragmented, far-flung metropolis, stretched across bridges, bay and ocean, where sensibilities shift in the blink of a neighborhood — Palo Alto could be in another country from The Castro, which in turn feels otherworldly in Piedmont, Fruitvale or Telegraph Avenue. Tech-fueled economic success has only exacerbated a larger sense of nowhereness. So many people here are now from somewhere else that the whole place can often feel a bit mercenary, a company town lacking any common bond.

This year, the Dubs became that bond. It’s not hard to see why: Their story touches the many parts of the Bay. The Warriors have deep roots and a loyal fan base in Oakland. That’s been layered with newer Silicon Valley money, and an unusual, even countercultural way of playing that feels at home in this mecca for the outré and weird. Then, in the last year, as the Dubs went from underdogs to big dogs, there was another reason for local solidarity: It was us against a world rooting for our defeat.

Maybe this is what New York feels like? It’s not a bad feeling.

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Kevin Durant celebrating the Golden State Warriors’ victory.


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• The Warriors won their second title in three years behind the hot shooting of Kevin Durant, who they signed after losing to the Cavaliers last year. [The New York Times]

• It felt as if a good part of Oakland had taken the floor. That was appropriate as the Warriors celebrated their N.B.A. title, because they won this one for the city. [Bruce Jenkins | San Francisco Chronicle]

• California will increase jobs and incomes more slowly than expected this year, mainly because President Trump’s big spending plans have been slow to arrive, according to economists at U.C.L.A. [Los Angeles Times]

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Representative Brad Sherman of California, left, and Representative Al Green of Texas took questions on Monday about the proposed article of impeachment.

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• Representative Brad Sherman circulated a proposed article of impeachment on Monday, the first step in a long-shot attempt to oust President Trump. [The New York Times]

• A Fresno man has been charged with six felony counts of human trafficking and extortion. [The Fresno Bee]

• With new subsidized housing units, county supervisors began a search for a cheaper way out of San Diego’s affordable housing crunch. [San Diego Union Tribune]

• Uber and Lyft vehicles rack up over half a million miles every day on San Francisco streets, according to a report set to be released Tuesday. [San Francisco Chronicle]

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Emil Michael has been at the center of several controversies at Uber, including a scandal over comments he made in 2014 about digging into the private lives of journalists.

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• A coterie of Uber’s top executives known as the A-Team has been shaken by a series of scandals at the company. Emil Michael is the latest to leave after an inquiry recommended his exit. [The New York Times]

• Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, is quietly amassing even more control than entrepreneurs typically enjoy at their start-ups. [The New York Times]

• Shares of Apple, Netflix and other giant technology companies that have powered a market rally have taken an uncharacteristic pause. [The New York Times]

• The Monterey Pop festival in 1976 was more than just a music event. It was the soundtrack to the antiwar movement. [Opinion | The New York Times]

• The Broad has just finalized plans to exhibit a six-decade survey of Jasper Johns next February from the Royal Academy of Arts in London. [The New York Times]

And Finally …

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A BART sketch by Hamilton Cline.

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Hamilton Cline has lived in the Bay Area for seven years. And for seven years, he has been drawing portraits of people on BART.

Mr. Cline, 35, teaches in the web design and new media department at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. On his commute between his home in Daly City and his job, he sketches his fellow residents.

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Mr. Cline has filled hundreds of notebooks with his sketches.

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Asked if he remembered when he drew his first sketch, the artist didn’t hesitate.

“Probably the first day,” he said. “Back then, I always had a sketchbook on me, and now I always draw on my phone.”

He said he has filled “books and books and books” with such sketches. There are so many that he has not bothered to count, though he said the number was safely over 1,500. He’s particularly drawn to people who have a notable feature — and those who aren’t moving much.

He said that some of his more memorable times on BART come “when the whole city unites around an event,” be it Bay to Breakers, SantaCon or the latest Warriors game.

“I love seeing that happen,” he said. “And sometimes being a part of it.”

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