Golden State Warriors host championship ring ceremony and then beat Los Angeles Lakers 123-109
Los Angeles Lakers’ Pau Gasol was all smiles and a proud moment for him as Golden State Warriors hosted championship ring ceremony
The Los Angeles Lakers are not going to let San Antonio win anything this season.
Or any championship for that matter.
The Warriors came out on the top in this game, and they’ve already won their first title since the mid-1920s. The Lakers are simply looking to get back into the postseason for the first time since 2008.
That’s all well and good, but the story in this one was the celebration — and not the game.
Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson was all smiles as he handed out championship rings to fans as they celebrated their team’s title, while Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant was more than happy to help out.
Thompson got the biggest reaction of all as he handed out the first championship ring to none other than Lakers star Steve Nash — who was in attendance as a Laker.
Thompson and Bryant were both honored postgame by Nash’s friend, Lakers legend Kobe Bryant, who took it upon himself to give out the rings as the duo were honored.
Thompson took the championship ring from Nash and presented it to Nash himself, and everyone in attendance immediately began celebrating.
Thompson was all smiles while he was handing out the rings, as he took part in the “Lakers Rule the League” dance party that was happening as the ring ceremony was taking place.
It was Thompson that Nash said he wanted back in the NBA, and after winning a championship at 34 years old and with a knee injury, Nash was the perfect symbol of the Los Angeles Lakers team he played with for a decade and left a legacy of his own.
With the “Lakers Rule the League” dance party going on, it was nice to see some of the Lakers legends who were part of the team during Nash’s tenure wearing their Lakers jerseys. Bryant played alongside Nash for a year and a half, but he’s been the one under the spotlight the most in recent years.
It was Thompson’s turn in particular to put on his Lakers jersey, and he had the crowd behind him as he was presenting the first championship ring he won in his 11-season career with the team to Nash.