Steph's epic 'night night' mic-drop part of best parade moments originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea
The Warriors championship parade kicked off on Monday morning, and it was full of emotional, bittersweet and hilariously great must-see moments.
From Steph Curry's epic on-air "night-night" mic-drop to Klay Thompson's Michael Jackson dance, the day was one the Warriors and Dub Nation won't ever forget.
Here are some of the best moments from the celebratory parade:
Shirtless GP2 living his best life
For years, Gary Payton II bounced around from team to team through the NBA and G League. On Monday, Payton got to finally enjoy all the hard work he put in. And he didn’t waste any time. A shirtless Payton was seen rolling through the parade with a water gun in his hand, truly living his best life. Moments later, Payton got off the bus to engage with fans. He even took a selfie with Dub Nation with the Larry O’Brien championship trophy in his hand. From being cut by the Warriors before the start of the 2021-22 NBA season to celebrating a championship with the same team eight months later, he's living a dream that came full circle.
JTA shows love to his community
Warriors forward and Oakland native Juan Toscano-Anderson became the first player of Mexican descent to win an NBA championship. He showed that off during the Warriors championship parade as he proudly draped the Mexican flag over himself. Driving through the streets of San Francisco about 20 miles away from where he grew up in East Oakland, Toscano-Anderson showed love to the community that raised him. He hopped off the bus as fans screamed with excitement and even made one young fan’s day when he carried the boy over the rail and let him walk with him through the parade. It all made for a day the boy, and Toscano-Anderson, likely will never forget as he continues breaking barriers, literally.
Draymond has (more) NSFW comments
Draymond Green’s pre-parade NSFW comments continued during the big celebration. Green stopped by to briefly talk to the NBC Sports Bay Area crew and had a very straightforward message for the haters: “If they ever doubted us, this is live TV right? F--k em.” Green’s party continued, but not before stopping by a local ice cream shop to get a refreshing dessert to cool off.
Kerr’s Ted Lasso dance attempt
Steve Kerr is great at a lot of things, but dancing may not be one of them. But as a nine-time NBA champion, collecting five rings as a player and four rings as a coach, who cares? Kerr promised to do the Ted Lasso dance and he delivered … kind of.
Klay being Klay
And the dancing didn’t end with coach Kerr. Klay Thompson got off the bus to show off his moves in front of fans. He set his drink down, set the Larry O’Brien down, then portrayed his best Michael Jackson dance. He also ran around the streets and got close to fans. Maybe too close, at one point, as the four-time champ dropped one of his rings near the crowd. But the Captain got his bling back and continued to run around.
Steph's iconic mic drop
The most iconic moment of the day really isn’t up for debate. It was the early afternoon, but 2022 NBA Finals MVP Steph Curry hit one final “night night” celebration followed by a mic-drop. Legendary. The Currys enjoyed their fourth parade in the Bay and each year just gets better and better.