George Kittle leads Christian McCaffrey, Sam Darnold to Warriors fandom

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) meets San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (right)
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson (11) meets San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (right) / Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

George Kittle isn't a stranger to Warriors games, and he's now bringing Christian McCaffrey and Sam Darnold, too.

The hashtag #BayAreaUnite might be a nice tag for social media teams of the various Bay Area sports, and you'll see it on Twitter or Instagram when a team like the San Francisco 49ers is pulling for the Golden State Warriors or something along those lines.

However, #BayAreaUnite probably takes on a more special meaning when players from local teams show up to support each other.

That's precisely what Niners tight end George Kittle likes to do in his spare time, and he's no stranger to showing up to Dubs games. Not long ago, Kittle accompanied his former quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo, to a Golden State game in San Francisco.

Jimmy G received a bunch of the attention, though.

Nevertheless, with the Warriors locked into a heated playoff bout against the Los Angeles Lakers and down one game to none, Kittle needed to bring some of his 49ers friends along to help will Golden State back into a series tie.

George Kittle brings 49ers teammates Christian McCaffrey, Sam Darnold to cheer on Warriors vs. Lakers

On Thursday night at the Chase Center, the Dubs hosted the Lakers for Game 2 of a best-of-seven playoff series and needed to win to even the series up at one apiece.

One of the solutions? Ensure Kittle is in the front row with some teammates. This time, he was joined by new quarterback Sam Darnold and All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey, and the trio made sure to say hello to Golden State's star Klay Thompson, who just happened to finish the night with 30 points.

With Thompson firing on all cylinders, the Warriors pulled off a dominant 127-100 victory to tie the series.

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It seems as if Kittle takes #BayAreaUnite seriously, and now he's enlisting the help of some of his teammates in McCaffrey and Darnold.

Assuming the 49ers now make it deep into the playoffs this upcoming season, they should only expect some of the star power from Golden State to show up and support the hashtag, too, right?

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