SAN FRANCISCO — Two years have passed since the Bay Area hosted a championship parade. But neither the Warriors or the city forgot how to soak in the moment.
He climbed on top of a banister at the Muni train station stop, and began to hit the sign next to him.
“M-V-P!” As blue and golden confetti fell from heaven, chants could be heard in all directions.
Ayesha Curry pointed out a sign reading “Ayesha Can Cook,” before opening a bottle and spraying it onto her husband. Curry was moved by this gesture.. They then cleared out some space in the crowd, and they popped their own glass, showering all those who stood in their way.
“We represent you guys. All that matters is the life you have given us, your inspiration, and all of those things are important. Curry spoke to the small group of arena and team employees present at the pre-parade rally. “Entertaining and motivating you guys. It gives us the opportunity to do things we have never done before and represents the whole Bay Area. We are back and will be having a parade here in San Francisco. Let's get on it!
The Warriors were put together on double-decker buses. But it wasn't long before they got off their bus and embraced the thousands of fans who had been waiting for them since before dawn.
The Larry O'Brien trophy was placed on the ground. He took a step back and danced behind it in a Michael Jackson-inspired move. The trophy was then taken by O'Brien and he ran, high-fiving his fans and dancing with them.
A few more buses are needed.As he got off the bus, he grabbed a super soaker gun and a pool-floaty. He ran up and over the bars that lined Market Street in San Francisco, soaking everyone he could. He grabbed his friend’s camera and began taking pictures and videos of himself running along Market St. in downtown San Francisco.
He yelled, “Pool parties all year long,”
His bus-mateAfter shaking the champagne bottle in front of everyone, she sprayed it on their faces.
Up ahead,The parade route was followed by 90 percent of the participants. He stated that he was going “to go full JR Smith” during parade. This is a reference to 2016's Cleveland Cavalier parade, when Smith was stripped for the whole Cavs celebration.
Payton was a man of words. He often took off his shirt as early as the morning.
“Seeing the winners first-time is what gives me the greatest joy,”said. “You want that first-time feeling back every step of your journey. It's not possible to get it back. The only way is to feel it through Andrew Wiggins and Jordan Poole, Otto Porter and Beli, Moses and GP.
Green seemed to be able to get that feeling back easily. Green closed his rally speech with the words, “Thanks to all, and it’s always f— everyone else,” and then stood in the middle the street, waving two middle fingers at the crowd. The crowd responded by shouting “F —, Raymond”, a nod towards the possibility that they might be able to do so.Green was yelled at by fans, and the Warriors copied his actions in their locker-room celebration after they won the title.
Green was a feisty guy who drank champagne from high-fiving people. Before returning to his bus, he took a short break to get ice cream from Garidelli.
It was obvious that the Warriors wanted to celebrate the moment for as long as they could after being out of the top spot in the league for two consecutive years. As did Golden State's fans.
People used to sit on tops of lamp posts or in trees and then hang from windows at the skyscrapers of San Francisco.
People jumped over barriers to reach their favorite players, despite them being placed along the parade route. Crowd containment was a strange concept as fans poured onto the streets as the last bus passed.
Nobody seemed to care.
Green stated, “This has been an incredible year.” “I said to you'all, don’t let us win any f—ing championship. And clearly, no one could stop it.”