Draymond may have deserted us for Berkeley after signing an $85 million dollar deal, but it appears that his legacy in our city will live on. The results of a Twitter poll initiated by Chronicle Pop/Culture critic Peter Hartlaub had Emeryville beat out San Leandro, Hayward & Fremont for the prestigious honor of being named after the Warriors power forward. After taking the Key to the City and bolting for Berkeley, Emeryville will officially be renamed “The City of Draymond”
Sorry Joseph Stickney Emery, your 120 year run has come to an end and according to extensive research, “dude never achieved a single triple-double” according to Hartlaub. The twitter poll battle was initiated on Sunday and when the dust finally settled, the results were decisive.
No one disputing we need to name a city after Draymond. But lots of debate WHICH city. Please vote. This is binding.
— Peter Hartlaub (@peterhartlaub) April 10, 2016
Joining in on the Campaign was the official city handle, the newly formed Little City Emeryville small business organization and we even enlisted Draymond’s mother:
— Emeryville, CA (@EmeryvilleCA) April 10, 2016
Emeryville currently winning poll to be renamed after Draymond. Going to have to reprint our stationary @lcdrayville https://t.co/RgHTleLwMR
— Little City E’ville (@LCEmeryville) April 10, 2016
With Love! https://t.co/IKOJ5MrOpZ
— The Green Effect (@BabersGreen) April 10, 2016
What East Bay city should be renamed the City of Draymond?
By Peter Hartlaub
Even his name — Draymond — sounds like an East Bay city. Try it out for yourself:
“Oakland’s great, but I’m partial to the food trucks in Draymond.”
“I hear George Lucas modeled the snow walkers after the port cranes in Draymond.”
“If Howard Terminal doesn’t work out, the A’s should consider building a stadium in East Draymond.”
So when Green once again picked up the Warriors and willed them to the 71st win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday, April 9, we headed to Twitter to demand that an East Bay city must be named after the star. What happened next was beautiful …
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