Hundreds of thousands of fans streamed into San Francisco on bikes, trains — some even flew in on planes while at least one drove an iron fire-shooting snail car across the Bay Bridge — to join the celebration as the Golden State Warriors paraded down Market Street on Monday in recognition of the team’s 2022 NBA championship.
About 11:20 a.m., the parade will begin as Warriors players will ride on double-decker buses while an ocean of fans outfitted in gold and blue cheer on their hometown heroes.
And not to be outdone by fans who braved BART delays and showed up with gold-blooded goats in Dubs jerseys, the team also embraced the spirit of the day in how they arrived.
Klay Thompson cruised to the parade in his boat, streaming the trip on Instagram Live and losing his NBA Championship hat to the wind on his way there.
Steph Curry showed up with his three other NBA Championship rings slung around his neck.
Coach Steve Kerr, however, bearing five rings as a former NBA player and four now as the Warriors team leader, left his jewelry at home; instead, he rocked a black T-shirt with Curry’s signature “night night” phrase written on it.
The parade begins at Market and Main streets and will run for about 1.4 miles to Market and Eighth streets, where it ends about 2 p.m.
It is the fourth Warriors parade in eight years and marks the team’s seventh total NBA title since the Warriors were founded in Philadelphia 76 years ago.
Enjoy photos of the jubilation below.