The 2014-2015 NBA champions received their championship rings and trophy just before last night’s season opener with the Pelicans.
Sports Illustrated reports Golden State, led by MVP Stephen Curry’s 40 points, defeated the Pelicans 111–95. Curry, who scored 24 first-quarter points, helped the Warriors avoid a banner night hangover.
In front of a packed Oracle Arena, Golden State recognized the franchise’s three previous championship teams before ownership took to center court with commissioner Adam Silver. Alongside the Larry O’Brien trophy, Silver acknowledged head coach Steve Kerr, the players and fans before handing out the hardware. Front office personnel, coaching staff and players filed out one by one to accept their rings. Fittingly enough, the beat for Drake’s “Trophies” played in the background.
“This is an unbelievable night for us players, the coaching staff, the front office … but especially for Dub Nation,” said reigning MVP Stephen Curry, who took the microphone for a few words. “You guys support us every night, every single year.” As the team gathered at center court (donning noteworthy, fresh white championship jackets) the banner was unveiled.
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) October 28, 2015
The diamond studded rings were put together by luxury jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, whose portfolio includes custom pieces for Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and past NBA champs Dwyane Wade and LeBron James.