OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors are launching the Run-TMC Bobblehead series, presented by Esurance, featuring three separate bobblehead nights at upcoming home games to honor Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin – the high-scoring Warriors trio that thrilled Bay Area fans for two memorable seasons during the early 1990’s.
The Run-TMC Bobblehead series, presented by Esurance, is scheduled as follows:
- Tim Hardaway Bobblehead Night* on Monday, February 13, when the Warriors play host to the Phoenix Suns.
- Mitch Richmond Bobblehead Night* on Wednesday, March 7, versus the Memphis Grizzlies.
- Chris Mullin Bobblehead Night* on Monday, March 19, versus the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is also the night that Mullin, a 2011 Hall of Fame inductee, has his uniform #17 retired during a special on-court ceremony.
During the 1990-91 season, their second and final campaign together, Mullin, Richmond and Hardaway formed the NBA’s highest-scoring trio by combining for 72.5 points per game. All three players ranked in the league’s top-11 in scoring that season, with Mullin ranking 8th (25.7 ppg), Richmond ranking 10th (23.9 ppg) and Hardaway ranking 11th (23.9 ppg). Their fast-paced, high-scoring style made the trio fan favorites not only in the Bay Area, but also around the NBA, and earned them the nickname Run-TMC as a spinoff of the rap group Run-DMC.
Playing before capacity crowds of 15,025 at all 41 regular-season home games in the original Oakland Coliseum in 1990-91, Run-TMC and the Warriors averaged 116.6 points per game en route to a 44-38 record. Under head coach Don Nelson, Run-TMC and the Warriors went on to upset the San Antonio Spurs 3-1 in the Western Conference First Round before falling to the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals.
The tribute to Run-TMC, and the retiring of Mullin’s jersey, comes as the Warriors organization is celebrating its 50th season in the Bay Area. The franchise moved to San Francisco from Philadelphia prior to the 1962-63 campaign.
For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2011-12 season, presented by Kaiser Permanente, and to purchase tickets to the Run-TMC Bobblehead series, presented by Esurance, visit warriors.com.
*The first 10,000 fans entering Oracle Arena at each of the Run-TMC Bobblehead Nights will receive that night’s bobblehead giveaway.