There will be a distinctly Northern California touch to the office of the vice president. Hanging on the wall, per a promise from Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, will be a jersey from the Golden State Warriors, number 49. On the back: “Madame V.P.”
As tributes trickle in for Ms. Harris’s historic, barrier-breaking rise to the executive office, her hometown basketball team posted a tribute video on Wednesday morning that begins with a little girl named Stella in an oversized Madame V.P. jersey.
“I love that Kamala looks like me and I can do anything,” she says.
The video then splices in her remarks from the day the election was called for President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Ms. Harris.
Stephen Curry, the all-star guard of the Warriors, then offers the jersey to the new vice president. “Madame Vice President, I’m not saying you have to put this in your office at the White House, but it would probably be a good idea,” said Mr. Curry in the video.
“I will proudly, proudly display this in the office of the vice president of the United States, an office I am about to occupy,” Ms. Harris replied.
She promises to “see them soon,” perhaps some wishful thinking on the part of Ms. Harris that her hometown team might surprise the National Basketball Association with a championship this year. The Warriors were famously disinvited to the White House by President Trump in 2017, after some members of the team were critical of him.
The video closed with one final excerpt from Ms. Harris’s victory speech: “While I may be the first woman in this office, I will not be the last.”