The 2015 NBA champion Golden State Warriors were feted on Opening Night, and put on their huge and gleaming new rings.
cause I got a really big team… 💍 pic.twitter.com/JnI56Hqpbb
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) October 28, 2015
— NBA (@NBA) October 28, 2015
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.”