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Nick Young’s ring ceremony caused the Warriors to get a delay of game

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Nick Young finally got his championship ring on Friday. The former Golden State Warriors wing had been waiting all season long to get his jewelery, and before the Warriors took on the Cleveland Cavaliers, Young’s patience paid off.

Golden State held a ceremony for Young before the game, and was presented his ring by former teammate Draymond Green.

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Of course it wouldn’t be Nick Young if something weird didn’t happen, and Friday didn’t disappoint. Young spent so much time hamming it up for the crowd that officials gave the Warriors a delay of game.


Referee Ken Mauer assessed the Warriors a delay of game warning before tipoff for taking too long with the ceremony. Young spent extra time laughing and joking with teammates and waving to the crowd.

“Very fitting to get a delay of game giving a ring to Nick,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green, who presented Young with the ring, after Friday’s 120-114 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. “He actually caused it doing all his little waving and stuff. But it was great. I’m really close to Nick. To play with him that year was amazing. I wish he was back.

Maybe Kenny Mauer is still upset after his recent interaction with Chris Paul?

The Warriors beat the 120-114.