The world lost an entertainment legend on Thursday with the passing of Prince.
Less than two months before his death, Prince spent a pair of memorable nights at Oracle Arena. On March 3, he sat courtside with Warriors owner Joe Lacob to watch Golden State defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder (To honor their guest that night, the Warriors Dance Team performed to a Prince song and the Warriors hosted a Prince dance-off). And on March 4, he performed at Oracle as part of his "Piano & A Microphone" tour.
Warriors owner Joe Lacob released the following statement on Thursday:
“I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Prince’s death today, especially after hosting him at a game recently at Oracle Arena. That night was a real honor for me and, looking back, he appeared to be doing well and was in great spirits. From everyone in the Warriors’ organization, our thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and millions of fans during this difficult time. We lost a true icon in the entertainment business.”