OAKLAND – After serving dinner to underprivileged families in San Francisco on Tuesday, the Warriors took their outreach a bit further.
It was a well-intentioned decision that center Andrew Bogut, on Wednesday, conceded went comically awry.
The players chose to join BART's transbay rush-hour madness despite having a bus ready to return them to the team's downtown Oakland facility.
The trip went so well for Bogut and teammate Stephen Curry they decided to ride all the way to their homes in Contra Costa County.
"By the time we get our cars and go through the tunnel, it's going to be an hour-and a-half," Bogut reasoned. "We'll just go."
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Sounds good, except their tickets were good only as far as Oakland. Curry solved his problem by adding fare upon exiting in Orinda.
Bogut did not have that option when he reached the Walnut Creek station. The man with the $13 million salary was flat broke.
"I realized . . . I don't have my wallet on me," he explained.
Bogut's wallet was in his car at the team's secured parking lot in Oakland – the place of arrival on his original itinerary. So he called his girlfriend, asking her to meet him at BART to free him from the confines of the local transit system.
"It was like a Seinfeld episode, man," Bogut said, grinning. "I had to call my girlfriend to tell her to meet me at BART and she's like, 'Why are you at BART?' And I'm like, 'Oh, no, I'll tell you later. Just meet me at BART and give me a credit card and let me get out of here.'
"It was pretty cool. It would have been a good Seinfeld episode for sure."
For the record, Bogut and his wallet have been reunited.