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    It's American tradition when your favorite sports team wins to high five your buddies on the couch, pop open a bottle of champagne, and put on a T-shirt to mark the occasion. Kris Sanchez reports. (Published Wednesday, June 17, 2015)

    It's American tradition when your favorite sports team wins to high five your buddies on the couch, pop open a bottle of champagne, and put on a T-shirt to mark the occasion.

    Well, Studio 1240 in Union City was hoping to cash in on that profitable tradition by printing as many Golden State Warriors T-shirts as fast as humanly possible, after the team beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night.

    In this case, on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, that was about 15,000 shirts in 12 hours - or 20 a minute - according to company president Chuck Johnston.

    The shirts will sell for about $15 in most big box stores, he said.

    Inside the plant, factory workers rolled the blue shirts with yellow paint, and etched a design of the Oracle Arena inside the word, CHAMP, across the chest. They made the process look as easy as a Steph Curry three-pointer. The company has had practice, though.

    "We did all three Giants World Series shirts, some for the 49ers conference champions, and then this one," Johnston said.