Double-decker bus, blue and yellow confetti, alcohol (to be consumed in moderation) and the Larry O’Brien trophy brandished in front of a delirious crowd, all the ingredients were gathered on Monday in the streets of San Francisco to celebrate the fourth NBA title in eight years of Golden State.
Gary Payton II poses with Golden State fans on the streets of San Francisco. (D. Yamashita/Reuters)
The players first shared a moment of intimacy with their loved ones and the various members of the franchise, before embarking on the more official parade. From the top of their bus, the Warriors stars took turns carrying the famous O’Brien trophy in front of a cheering crowd. Several players also took the microphone to address their supporters, like Draymond Green: “What do you want me to tell you?” What is the best team? » (smile).
Jordan Poole, equipped with a pretty buoy, was not afraid to drown in the crowd. (C. Edmondson/Reuters)
The Golden State players then continued the festivities closer to their fans. A little too close even for Klay Thompson … The back of the Warriors stood out, almost falling face down, before involuntarily knocking down a fan who crossed his path. Fortunately, without damage and with a smile.
As on the floors, Stephen Curry also put on a show to the delight of television and photographers, notably showering the crowd with champagne from the decidedly very festive bus of the NBA champions.