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Having started writing for PtR a few years ago, I am fortunate to have pieces from a few of these. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the years before that. May the 4th be with you

After moving back to San Antonio in 2014 (talk timing), I remember the Spurs hosting a Star Wars Night in the 2014-15 season. I have no idea how I missed it, but I was heartbroken. Little did I know it wasn’t the last time the Spurs would have one of these.

Having started writing for PtR a few years ago, I am fortunate to have pieces from a few of these. Unfortunately, I can’t recall the years before that.

Here is a look back at a few of the past Star Wars Nights (that I remember):

In 2019, the Spurs stylized their logo with a Death Star plans inspired background. Definitely my favorite of the shirts.

And of course, the intro-

Star Wars Night at the AT&T Center pic.twitter.com/fqGALl4KwZ

I’m pretty sure there was no in-person basketball in 2020, and therefore no Star Wars Night.

In 2021, it was the great return of the Daddy-Daughter Date Night. Their souvenir shirt featured a traditional Star Wars shot of C3PO and R2D2 with a Jedi version of the Spurs Coyote added to the image. But it wasn’t the shirt. I vividly remember walking up to the gate. Elizabeth was so excited. It was the first games we’d been to in a over a year, and we were starting to feel normal. The picture is fuzzy, but you can see the smile on that kid’s face. I’m sure mine was twice a big.

The AT&T Center had a great group welcoming in the fans. These costumes were legit (unlike my Chewbacca onesie Halloween-slash-pajama thing).

Here’s a look at the game kick off.

It’s Star Wars Night at the Spurs game. Fiendish Jazz? Sounds like a great name for an alternative band. pic.twitter.com/FPMIArn3fM

Two years ago, the Spurs featured Baby Yoda with their “The Force Is Strong With This One” theme.

This season I do not recall a Star Wars Night. Please comment eblow if I am mistaken.

My three passions are the San Antonio Spurs, Star Wars, and Foo Fighters. I own very few articles of clothing that don’t have one of this logos.

I have been blessed that my daughter has latched onto all three. We watch the Spurs (and go as often as possible, she’s even breaking down the playoffs in the background as I type this), we’ve seen the Star Wars films together (with age-appropriate limitations), and last summer, when I asked Elizabeth what she wanted to do for her 10th birthday, she said she wanted to skip having a birthday party and she wants to go see the Foo Fighters in Milwaukee.

I often tell I’m crushing this daddy thing, but the truth is she’s really crushing the being-a-kid thing.

Be sure and add your memories and photos in the comments below.

[If you are in the San Antonio area today, my neighborhood association is hosting a LawnFest with some incredible local musical talent. Nicky Diamonds, YOSA, Kitten Mitten, and FEA all perform within walking distance of a beautiful mid-century modern neighborhood. Family-friendly and free.]

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