The 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors were feted on Opening Night, and put on their huge and gleaming new rings.

The Dubs then went on to trounce the visiting New Orleans Pelicans 111-95.

Stephen Curry led the way with a game-high 40 points.

Per the SF Chronicle:

After the team’s pregame ring ceremony, in which Curry and Co. received their rings and the championship banner was unveiled, Warriors co-owner Peter Guber showed me his new bauble. It was so bright, I could hardly look directly at it. Guber, a Hollywood movie mogul, let me try on the massive ring — and it weighed about a quarter ton. […] “It’s Oscar night,” he crowed.

 

The Warriors’ other principal owner, Joe Lacob, could be seen making his way through the crowd outside the arena, glad-handing fans on the way to a TV appearance. The crowd cheered Lacob along the way, a far cry from that long-ago night when boos rained down on the venture capitalist after the trade of Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut.

 

We’ll end this opening-night romp with the words of Rick Barry, on hand for the ceremonies as a representative of the 1974-’75 Warriors championship team. Asked how Tuesday’s glitzy pomp compared with the NBA of his day, Barry went off on a wildly entertaining rant, carping about the low-rent days before pro basketball exploded globally. […] “Nothing today is like the past,” Barry said. “We had one coach and one assistant. I never lifted a weight. We stayed in the worst freakin’ hotels. …It was a totally different world.”