SPORTING SPONSORS: WARRIORS EDITION SCROLL DOWN FOR the top BAY AREA SPORTS STORIES

September 12, 2017

WARRIORS RELEASE 2017-18 JERSEY SPONSORS

The defending champion Golden State Warriors will open their 2018-19 title defense with a brand new sponsor boldly emblazoned across their chest -- the red "R" of Japanese tech company Rakuten.

It wasn't the largest offer the Warriors received, but Golden State will reportedly receive $20 million annually for the next three years from Rakuten -- almost double what the Cavaliers will receive for the NBA's second highest jersey sponsorship, according to ESPN.

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