Watch Warriors get championship rings, raise banner in Chase Center
After having struggled for much four years and coming back from what seemed like dynasty-ending injuries, the Golden State Warriors savored winning their fourth NBA title in eight years.
You could see it on their faces as they got their rings in a ceremony Tuesday night before tipping off their season against the Lakers.
It was a powerful ceremony, here you can see all the Warriors starters get their rings, followed by the banner going up to the rafters of the Chase Center. If you wondered how Warriors fans would react to Draymond Green following his punch of Jordan Poole, it was still nothing but love.
There was probably nothing as authentic during the ring ceremony as Klay Thompson’s speech.
Among the classy touches in the ceremony, Stephen Curry shouted out the still-wrongly-incarcerated Brittney Griner on her birthday.
If you’re wondering about the rings themselves, this is from the press release on them:
The rings feature approximately 16 carats of yellow and white diamonds set into yellow gold to represent the team’s 16 wins during the 2022 NBA Playoffs, marking the first time a Championship ring has been made up primarily of yellow diamonds. Seven carats of yellow cushion cut diamonds on the bezel represent the team’s seven championships, while 43 baguettes in the bridge represent Stephen Curry’s 43-point performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals.
Like seemingly everything during this Warriors era, this was a humble, classy ceremony that struck the right notes.
Now comes the hard part for the Warriors, trying to win another ring to make it a handful.